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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 147,689

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Stanly Community College NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 68,750
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Miracle Network UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
EnActe Arts Inc TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,346
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 339,328

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Heart United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,264
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Marvin Lewis Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Valley Churches United United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 327,289

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13110 records found.