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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 278,870

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hofstra University NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of Massachusetts Bay Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Springs Rescue Mission CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Future Project, Inc. NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 874,082

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