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)
Shuman Elementary School N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Universidad de Chile N/A Chile Education Corporate Advised 2019 93,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A KS United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 90,020
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Centro Comunitario Santa Fe, A.C. N/A Mexico Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 444,670

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Universidad de Chile N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 93,000
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Washington STEM Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 90,020
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Centro Comunitario Santa Fe, A.C. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 415,970

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. CT Civic Participation Committee Advised 2019 3,200
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Teachers Unite Inc. NY Education Committee Advised 2019 3,700
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Avalon Academy CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Committee Advised 2019 727
William C. Overfelt High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 141,035

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shepherd's Gate United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Merrimack Valley Robotics Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,200
Universidad de Chile Chile Education Corporate Advised 2019 93,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 80,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 90,020
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Centro Comunitario Santa Fe, A.C. Mexico Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 415,970

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13280 records found.