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)
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Project Inc San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 151,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Hire Heroes USA GA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Georgia Institute of Technology GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pinkerton Academy NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 128,569

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South San Jose Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South Milwaukee High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Carlos Youth Softball Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Arizona Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Future Project, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 359,375

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