Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 95,579

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Trout San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 95,579

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
SHELTER, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation NY Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Families for Justice as Healing Inc MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 482,845

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Page SUM 4,504,424

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13110 records found.