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)
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 3,118
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 129,049

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Seaside Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Price Charter Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Houston Food Bank TX Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Council of Greater Dallas TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Little League Baseball Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort DC Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc MA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 105,585

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Hunger Relief Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
EARN Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Hope Center for Kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 600
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
C. B. Eaton Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Midnight Golf Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 426,170

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13110 records found.