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)
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
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 100,617

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 100,617

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
No Excuses Unlimited CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Radiating Hope Inc UT Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Spy Hop Productions Inc UT Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Midnight Golf Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NextFlex CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
LGBTQ Community Center Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 302,496

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
SLZGSL Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 744,813

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13110 records found.