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)
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation 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 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 218,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Grit Art & Tech Association Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 203,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Genesys Works Bay Area CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,364,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PAMS Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 685,982

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13110 records found.