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)
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 265,329

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Hands Together, Inc. MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Caramel Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Comp-U-Dopt TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Weston Travel Ball Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Washington WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Page SUM 1,597,560

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Life for Relief and Development Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Math/Science Nucleus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wichita Area Technical College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Community College of Baltimore County Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,197
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 222,126

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13110 records found.