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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Backpack Buddies Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Minds Matter N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Community Cycling Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
88bikes N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A NC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joblinge N/A Germany Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 609,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Backpack Buddies Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Minds Matter N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Completely KIDS N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Community Cycling Center N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
88bikes N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joblinge N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance for Youth Organizing N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
10,000 Degrees Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 609,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Niroga Institute CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 500
Cinnamongirl Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 117,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Backpack Buddies Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Minds Matter United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Community Cycling Center United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
88bikes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MeWater Foundation Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Joblinge Germany Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance for Youth Organizing United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 609,500

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13280 records found.