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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 281,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 281,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
La Raza Services Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
No Excuses Unlimited CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Page SUM 486,393

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Committee Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Child Trends Incorporated United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Science Buddies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the Ada County District Library Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,386,134

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13110 records found.