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)
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MathAndCoding 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 78,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 78,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Breaking Ground Housing Development Fund Corporation NY Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 33,635
Refugee Transitions CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Livermore Diablos CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
MathAndCoding CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Outreach United Resource Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
We Teach Science Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Grandmas House of Hope CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 321,885

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,020
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Carver Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
Temple Street Foundation Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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 Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 753,011

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13110 records found.