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)
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lupus Foundation of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona Technology Council Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridge Steps N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Technical University of Darmstadt N/A Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Works N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Humboldt High School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lupus Foundation of Northern California Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona Technology Council Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridge Steps N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Care for Wild N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Technical University of Darmstadt N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Works N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
University of Minnesota N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Humboldt High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,182,280

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Greensboro Montessori School NC Education Corporate Advised 2019 375
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 27,000
Providence Foundation RI Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,228
Arnold Air Society - Silver Wings Angel Flight Educational VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,000
Bay Area Disc Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chelmsford High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation Inc IL Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cranston High School West RI Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Transition Projects Inc OR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Mid Peninsula Athletic Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Olive Peirce Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Out In Tech Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,225
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 222,278

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Haus des Stiftens gGmbH Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
LGBT Center of Raleigh Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Lupus Foundation of Northern California United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona Technology Council Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridge Steps United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 250
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per le Telecomunicazi Italy Education Corporate Advised 2019 95,000
Technical University of Darmstadt Germany Education Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Works United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 130,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
University of Minnesota United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Humboldt High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,182,280

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13280 records found.