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)
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spirit of Morgan Hill CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cause Fund Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Thorne Ecological Institute CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Promises2Kids Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Channel Islands YMCA CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
Well Community Development Corporation OH Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Essex Fells Borough NJ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 768,828

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Down Syndrome Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cents Ability Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rancho Cielo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CivicAction Leadership Foundation Canada Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 314,017

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