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, and corporate 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc N/A IN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Circle Economy N/A Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Mayama A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A TN United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 769,257

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Circle Economy N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Mayama A.C. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Women in Cyber Security N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 769,257

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Page SUM 839,311

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Mayama A.C. Mexico Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
LGBTQ Community Center Fund United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,469
Design that Matters Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Trout Unlimited Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
WeHOPE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -512
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
My Brothers Keeper Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 769,257

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13110 records found.