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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 168,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
First Resort CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc GA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cherry Creek High School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Waldorf School Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Bonding Against Adversity Inc TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 427,633

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Weston Travel Ball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Pragathi United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vincere Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Cancer Association United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,151
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Page SUM 426,263

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13110 records found.