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)
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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 123,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
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
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago IL Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 628,163

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