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)
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Educate Together Alameda Ireland Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
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
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Educate Together Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Endowment & Tr of San Mateo County San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Love and Second Chances Contra Costa Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 221,372

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Services for Brain Injury CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,122
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 106,138
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Girls Inc. NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School DE Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 569,720

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