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)
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Ireland Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Page SUM 84,251

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
St. Xavier High School OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation ASHA NFP IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island HI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. UT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Safechild NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Lowell General Hospital MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Learning Lab Inc ID Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Page SUM 292,211

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gals of Cabrillo College United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Causes For Animals (Singapore) Limited Singapore Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
William Winsor School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 728,621

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13110 records found.