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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 350,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Slammers Softball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 350,325

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Marvin Lewis Community Fund OH General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 56,370

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Amparo Santa Cruz-Orionopolis Brazil Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Modesto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Page SUM 2,535,178

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13110 records found.