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)
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 122,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NetHope Inc Marin International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 122,940

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
D C Preparatory Academy DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,272,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Possibilities Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 178,000

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13110 records found.