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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda 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 2,609
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health 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 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 825,459

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Horizons Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
NextFlex Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 825,459

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Page SUM 417,782

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
DC Independent Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Page SUM 196,950

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13110 records found.