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)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count N/A CT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
The Pando Initiative Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Consorzio ELIS - ASC N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Tracys Kids Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 14,691
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
James Stephens Montessori School N/A LA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Association for Persons with Special Needs N/A Singapore Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 281,991

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
The Pando Initiative Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Consorzio ELIS - ASC N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Tracys Kids Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 14,691
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
James Stephens Montessori School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Association for Persons with Special Needs N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 281,991

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 1,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
Jefferson Union High School District CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 295,727

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Playing at Learning United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
The Pando Initiative Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Consorzio ELIS - ASC Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Tracys Kids Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 14,691
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
James Stephens Montessori School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Novaworks Foundation United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Association for Persons with Special Needs Singapore Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 281,991

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13280 records found.