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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Workshop Houston N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Champions Education Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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