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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
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
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 120,217

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
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
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 120,217

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
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
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
City-Wide Tax Assistance Program IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Draper Community Foundation UT General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
The Children’s Course Inc OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 202,352

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Down Syndrome Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Music From Bear Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cents Ability Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rancho Cielo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Educate Together Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 304,822

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13110 records found.