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)
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Page SUM 193,799

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Other Side of the Dunes FL Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Salt Lake Community Action Program UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 347,500
Growing Gardens CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Ukraine Orphan Outreach CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Branham High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oakland Endzone Club TN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SEMI Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation IL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metropolitan Family Services IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 672,573

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Congregational Church in North Chelmsford United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association Carillon France Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Central Library Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
San Diego River Park Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nebraska Applied Research Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,051
Eastside Educational Trust England Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 576,762

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13110 records found.