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)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 141,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Carey School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 141,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
International Association for Volunteer Effort DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army ID Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund OH General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
G3 Powerhouse IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 183,249

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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 8,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Associacio Espiral, Educacio i Tecnologia Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 27,582
Instituto Semear Brazil Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
United Technologies for Kids - UTK Peru Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,475
Pratham USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pinkerton Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Lloyd EcoDistrict United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 188,549

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