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)
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security 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 4,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
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
Page SUM 126,095

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
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
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 267,632

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Loved Twice CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
John M. Horner Junior High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Cradles to Crayons Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami Inc FL Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aspire P16 Collaborative OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 335,016

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
B.G. Negev Technologies and Applications Ltd. Israel Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Maasai American Organization United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wassmuth Center for Human Rights Home of the Anne Frank Memo United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Better Angels Society Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 454,900

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