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)
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 133,667

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Oakland Girls Softball League 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 1,650
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 133,667

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans NV Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caravan To Class CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Joseph School NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 219,869

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Connect Community Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 113,900

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13110 records found.