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)
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Springs Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Attention Inc. N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Billerica Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Idaho Youth Ranch Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 709,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Springs Rescue Mission N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Billerica Memorial High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Idaho Youth Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 709,150

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Youth Science Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Groner K-8 School OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Project Angel Food CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tustin Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Page SUM 1,686,626

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Springs Rescue Mission United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Billerica Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Idaho Youth Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 709,150

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13110 records found.