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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Lead Mine Elementary School N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fishing Academy Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayo Clinic N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Capistrano Valley High School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 587,490

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Lead Mine Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fishing Academy Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Capistrano Valley High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 587,490

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Tahirih Justice Center CA International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Brisbane Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Asian Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,193,026

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Lead Mine Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fishing Academy Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Capistrano Valley High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UPA PTSO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 587,490

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13110 records found.