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)
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
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Agastya International Foundation N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cause Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Parker School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dreams for Schools N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 542,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Agastya International Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Cause Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Parker School PTO Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dreams for Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University College London N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 542,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charles River Conservancy Inc MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PediPlace TX Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Houston Area Womens Center Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Harrington School PTO Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Millikin Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 449,850

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