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)
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 422,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Lab SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ignited Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 422,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mayer Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Operation Care and Comfort CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Omega of Greater LR, Inc. AR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Heal the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 154,894

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
École Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 34,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gals of Cabrillo College United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 645,719

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