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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin VA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 353,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc Marin General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 353,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Contemporary Art WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Employer-School Council CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 733,182

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 910,095

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13110 records found.