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)
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 300,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
NetHope Inc Marin International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 300,525

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monte Rio Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Culinary Institute of America NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties OR General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
World Hunger Relief Inc TX International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 49,927
The Nueva School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc GA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
NPower Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Saviours Center NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Forest Foundation MT Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Club of America GA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 378,020

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pertubuhan Pelindung Dan Penyelamat Kanak-Kanak Selangor Dan Malaysia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Reel Stories United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Not Impossible Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Listen Up Foundation Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Providence Christian Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Université de Liège Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 544,800

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13110 records found.