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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Radiological Society of North America Inc IL Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lloyd EcoDistrict OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
My Possibilities TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
Beach Elementary School WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island RI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Who Code, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Develop It NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
L A Works Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Heartspring Inc KS Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Page SUM 411,185

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Boxing Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
TERDOD India Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,346
Safechild United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 449,496

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