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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 94,851

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Napa Junior Girls Softball League Napa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 94,851

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Wayfinder Family Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Police Activities League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Armand Hammer United World College of the American West NM Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rethreaded Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,132,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Fort Mill Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Care and Share Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cat Adoption Team United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Northern Virginia Family Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Novato Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
EnActe Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 440,020

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13110 records found.