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)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc 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 50,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 160,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Eejot Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 388,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
George Washington University DC Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc KY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative NM Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Page SUM 519,334

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Pando Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Training Network Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fremont Girls Sports Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
We Teach Science Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
C.A.S.A COMUNIDADE DE AMPARO SOCIAL E ASILAR Brazil Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Italian Home for Children Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Villages of San Mateo County United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 478,918

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