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)
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 224,560

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Page SUM 224,560

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
West Orange High School NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Science Gurus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Berthoud Robotics CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. NH Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Exhale to Inhale Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
North Texas Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement USA CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 475,850

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