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)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 159,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 159,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planetree Health Library CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 228,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Shawnee Mission Northwest High United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 8,433,569

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13110 records found.