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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 228,812

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 228,812

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
American National Red Cross TX Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
Washington University MO Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Tinkermill CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill Elementary PTO CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 275
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsboro SD 1J OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 111,270
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 774,346

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Utah Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,095
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moneythink United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hanoi University of Science and Technology Vietnam Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Community Ventures United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Page SUM 1,843,320

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13110 records found.