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)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A AZ United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Spark Program Inc N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feeding San Diego N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Girls Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 670,495

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Playworks Education Energized N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Spark Program Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
NextFlex Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Girls Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Centennial State Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 670,495

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Children, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Caravan To Class CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 523,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
NextFlex United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Girls Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 670,495

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13110 records found.