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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home N/A KS United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vincere Foundation N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 228,073

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vincere Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 228,073

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,618,748

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Compassionate Care ALS Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Math/Science Nucleus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Ternopil Ivan Puluj National Technical University Ukraine Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Stichting VU Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vincere Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 228,073

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13110 records found.