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)
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Page SUM 236,889

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 106,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 858,066

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Evergreen Valley High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
StartOut United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tualatin STEAM Team United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Comic Relief Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 111,462

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