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)
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 377,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 377,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Bonding Against Adversity Inc TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish Committee NY Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Palo Alto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Blue Engine Inc NY Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 63,000
Carver Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Novaworks Foundation CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 920,139

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