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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 165,085

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 165,085

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Youth Service Inc PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
St. Matthew School NJ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 445,012

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Training Network Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fremont Girls Sports Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
No Excuses Unlimited United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Diablos United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Home for Children Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
MyPath United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Edward Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Villages of San Mateo County United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Oncology, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 800,205

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13110 records found.