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)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
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
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
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
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 143,214

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Worcester Regional Science and Engineering Fair Incorporated MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Citizen Schools Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Detroit Association of Black Organizations MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 270,326
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 568,963

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Gary Kelly (Drogheda) Cancer Support Centre LTD. Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Burnsville Community Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
World Vision International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 33,169
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
Florida Introduces Physical Activity and Nutrition To Youth United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 481,139

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13110 records found.