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)
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beat the Streets Providence N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
PENCIL INC N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 784,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beat the Streets Providence N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
PENCIL INC N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Seattle University N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inn Between of Longmont Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 784,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 56
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sangati WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,820
The Posse Foundation Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Reel Stories CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Internews Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Discovery Science Center of Orange County CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc IL Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 814,342

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Expanding Your Horizons Network United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Fremont Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beat the Streets Providence United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inn Between of Longmont Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 784,000

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13110 records found.