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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 230,544

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 384,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Boxing Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
St. Louis Community College Foundation MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
William T. Dwyer High School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 112,104
American National Red Cross TX Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Tolar Elementary School TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Pragathi TX International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 796,981

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Campbell Union High School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Ker-Anna United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 61,212
Enfoque Ciudad United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lowell Jr. High Football Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Education Foundation for African Children United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Radiosurgery Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JA Worldwide Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 37,794
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 371,369

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