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)
International Buddhist Progress Society N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Scotts Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indiana University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Seattle University N/A WA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Buddhist Progress Society N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Scotts Valley Girls Softball N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Seattle University N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 464,689

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Canadian Online Giving Foundation AB General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alameda Emergency Food CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
West Orange High School NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Science Gurus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 556,519

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Scotts Valley Girls Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,308
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 254
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
MathAndCoding United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,040
California Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 464,689

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13110 records found.