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)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 96,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 96,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
World Hunger Relief Inc TX International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
My Possibilities TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc MD International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Culinary Institute of America NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Essex Fells Borough NJ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 726,554

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
National Science and Technology Museum Taiwan (R.O.C.) Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporativa de Fundaciones A.C. Mexico Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
SUN-DAC Singapore Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Lionheart School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 212,139

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13110 records found.