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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Curry Senior Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 692,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Curry Senior Center San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 692,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
South Bay Teen Challenge CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc KS Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jordan Education Foundation UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kids of Kathmandu Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Ruling Our Experiences Inc OH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Friends of Materials for the Arts Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 454,640

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Internet Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Virginia Tech United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Promises2Kids Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
EndoFrance France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
South Bay Islamic Association United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 100
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 439,025

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13110 records found.