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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 337,976

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Horizons Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alameda Emergency Food Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 337,976

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,479,748

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