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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 411,972

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
NextFlex Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 411,972

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ignited CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Curry Senior Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Gals of Cabrillo College CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KickStart-International Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Achievement Center for Children OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Service Inc PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 45,782
Southwest Elementary School KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
La Raza Services Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 575
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 372,457

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Edward Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Veggielution United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Girls on the Run of Collier County Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Promise Worldwide United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 262,993

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13110 records found.