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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Washington University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Bengaluru N/A KA India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hakchon Theater N/A South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Hands Together, Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Other Side of the Dunes N/A FL United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Bengaluru N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Hands Together, Inc. N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Other Side of the Dunes N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 491,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Descents CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bright Sky Ministry OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology NH Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Einstein Academy IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 504,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Bengaluru India General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Hands Together, Inc. United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Other Side of the Dunes United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 491,000

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13110 records found.