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)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 767,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Partners N/A Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 767,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Birchwood Middle School RI Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac IN Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,249,753

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Partners United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstart Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
B Lab Company United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Page SUM 767,650

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13110 records found.