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)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 136,423

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 27,500
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 136,423

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
United Way of Olmsted County Inc MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Drueding Center PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc NY Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Circular Board, Inc. TX Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Zachary & Elizabeth M Fisher Center for Alzheimers Research NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mill City Grows Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Civic Ventures CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,044,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Global Philadelphia Association Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Hillsboro SD 1J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
iHub Limited Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 925,666

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13110 records found.