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)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 139,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 139,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NYOS Charter School Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics New York Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Camas Robotics Booster Club WA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 49,290

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
St. Matthew School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
No Excuses Unlimited United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Grit Art & Tech Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 195,100

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13110 records found.