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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Passlove Charity Foundation N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Jordan Education Foundation N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Monarch School Project N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Proyecto Universidad Empresa N/A Spain Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 19,900
Mount Hope Neighborhood Association Inc N/A RI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Muse Lab Limited N/A Hong Kong Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Page SUM 599,173

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Citizen Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hands Together, Inc. N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Page SUM 460,074

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 78,784

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Citizen Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hands Together, Inc. United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Modesto Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Page SUM 460,074

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13110 records found.