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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Carey School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 133,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
Math/Science Nucleus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art PA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
The Pando Initiative, Inc. KS Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
PENCIL INC NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. OK Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Friendship United Methodist Church TX Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sanyu Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 413,289

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
William T. Dwyer High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Texas Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ames High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ignite Adaptive Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Jesuit High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Dayton United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Girls on the Run International United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 184,251

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