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)
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 58,140

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation Schools MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
O'Neill Elementary School NE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation MO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hofstra University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Springs Rescue Mission CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Future Project, Inc. NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Page SUM 735,960

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
North Texas Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
ITT Bay Area Alumni United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WeDontWaste Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 219,518

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13110 records found.