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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 132,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Association for Volunteer Effort DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army ID Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
G3 Powerhouse IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Harvest Inc NY Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Dreams for Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 275,500

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