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)
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
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
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 171,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 171,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Preeclampsia Foundation FL Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -10,000
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish Committee GA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Mateo Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JDRF International NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Education Fund Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ames High School IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 482,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Louis Community College Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Carrillo PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cradles to Crayons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,480
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 476,287

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13110 records found.