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)
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Oaks Christian School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metropolitan Family Services N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 268,710

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Oaks Christian School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metropolitan Family Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 268,710

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Santa Teresa High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 70,362

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
California Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Price Charter Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pennsylvania State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Oaks Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metropolitan Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
Foreign Policy Association Incorporated United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 268,710

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13110 records found.