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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 99,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Horizons Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 135,029

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Georgia Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 573,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Employment Opportunities United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Safe Water Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,147,250

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13110 records found.