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)
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Very Large Data Bases N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 378,176

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc MA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
My Possibilities TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 113,378
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry OR Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc NC Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Flemington Area Food Pantry Inc NJ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council Education Founda MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Charitable Assistance to Communitys Homeless ID Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Spirituality Project IL Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Purdue University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 348,084

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Watts of Love United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact 2030 Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Civic Ventures United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 378,176

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13110 records found.