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)
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 250,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 134,779

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March for Our Lives Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Life Learning Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 337,107

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Faith in Texas - Pico United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,080,750

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13110 records found.