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)
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 97,269

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Philadelphia Association Inc PA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Campbell Union High School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Carcinet Support Group CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
South County Outreach CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 237,459

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Detroit 300 Conservancy United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Wayfinder Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Orlando VA Medical Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Windsor Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Mauritius Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Clarendon Hills Lions Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 536,836

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13110 records found.