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)
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
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
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
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 583,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Hakchon Theater N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 583,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Donaldson Way Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation IN Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 415
One Goal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Inquiry Facilitators Inc NM Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,078
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for the Carolinas NC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alameda Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Other Side of the Dunes FL Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Salt Lake Community Action Program UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Page SUM 107,332

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Hakchon Theater South Korea Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Well Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Millbrae Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Orphans Africa United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 583,500

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13110 records found.