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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 305,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 305,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,396,675

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Profit Network United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,321,422

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13110 records found.