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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Global Compact N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Wayfinder Family Services N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Mauritius N/A Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Global Compact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Wayfinder Family Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Mauritius N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 650,535

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Fishing Academy Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pennsylvania State University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
MathAndCoding CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Teachers Elementary Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Philadelphia Association Inc PA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Endeavor Global, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 280,766

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Detroit 300 Conservancy United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for the Global Compact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Wayfinder Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Orlando VA Medical Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Windsor Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Mauritius Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 650,535

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13110 records found.