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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 221,930

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 158,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Carcinet Support Group CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
South County Outreach CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,073
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 208
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Care and Comfort CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Partners CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Heal the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 281,994

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Young Mens Christian Association of Boise City Idaho United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Children’s Course Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kids of Kathmandu Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gals of Cabrillo College United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 9,450
Hopewell Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 299,185

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