Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture 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 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 127,911

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Modesto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse Inc MN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
SARTECH WA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
C. B. Eaton Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Small Champions Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 152,285

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chamberlains Children Center Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Families Forward United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 100,099

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13110 records found.