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)
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
StreetWise Partners Incorporated NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Fishers Landing P T O WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Boulder Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsboro SD 1J OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 111,270
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 628,131

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Association of IT Leaders in Education Hong Kong Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
ITT Bay Area Alumni United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
WeDontWaste Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Demelza House Children’s Hospice England Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Women's Development and Research India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 168,791

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