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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 103,230

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 103,230

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food System 6 Accelerator CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Calmer Choice MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 602,895

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indian American Impact Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Page SUM 1,677,345

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13110 records found.