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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Plus Foundation Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South Bay Teen Challenge CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Bags of Love OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Crafty Mart OH Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Innovations for Learning Inc IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JA Worldwide Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 22,000
Branham High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
New Moms Inc IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,185
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 313,482

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 817,656

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13110 records found.