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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 184,649

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Brackens Kitchen Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Longmont Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Cat Town CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Stevens Institute of Technology NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
SLZGSL Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 394,073

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Louth SPCA Animal Shelter Limited Ireland Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Halogen Foundation Singapore Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Challenger Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,436
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Augusta Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Coastside Children's Programs United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
World Pulse Voices United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Rethreaded Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Oakland Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 932,136

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13110 records found.