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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A DC United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Cycling Center OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Four Block Foundation Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Curry Senior Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Community Partners CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,105
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
La Raza Services Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 185,280

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 344,137

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13110 records found.