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)
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 172,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 172,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
MathAndCoding CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Casa Nueva Vida Inc MA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
United Way of Olmsted County Inc MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Campbell Union High School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 991,830

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Learning Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
La Raza Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Science India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
South Milwaukee High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 127,123

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13110 records found.