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)
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association 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 1,650
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 161,708

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
THINK Together Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 374,012

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Phu Dong Youth Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Vision Now TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Seattle University WA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. TN Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,029,394

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Hillsboro SD 1J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
iHub Limited Kenya Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
University of Jos Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loved Twice United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Civic Ventures United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Page SUM 402,211

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