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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
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
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
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
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 205,212

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 578,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Malala Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 472,260

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13110 records found.