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)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 212,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 212,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Andrew P. Hill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Women of Tomorrow Mentor and Scholarship Program Greater Phi PA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 24,600
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rethreaded Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM 2,040,842

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Grove High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 14,169
Silver Creek High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solar Fire Concentration Oy Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Giraffe Laugh Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 372,769

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13110 records found.