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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda 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 2,609
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 435,059

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Horizons Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
NextFlex Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 435,059

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Ventures CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,785,013

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Voces de la Frontera United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
Page SUM 3,167,532

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13110 records found.