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)
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma 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 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services 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 25,000
Page SUM 421,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 421,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Services for Brain Injury CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Beat the Streets Providence RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth FL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc MN Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Home for Children Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Page SUM 311,982

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Colorado Education Initiative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
ADIE Fund France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Benito County Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 23,709
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,242,650

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13110 records found.