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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
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
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Page SUM 118,772

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
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
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Page SUM 118,772

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation NY Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Small Champions Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Olmsted County Inc MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Page SUM 1,588,799

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Justice Committee Inc United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Central American Refugee Center Carecen NY United States Immigration Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
La Raza Services Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Science India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Page SUM 112,309

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13110 records found.