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)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A 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 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School N/A IA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A MD United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 555,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 555,324

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Lucy Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 461,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,434
University of the Arts United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wickham Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Putnam County Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 200
Korea Childhood Leukemia Foundation South Korea Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 555,324

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13110 records found.