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)
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
TechBridge Inc. N/A GA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Nubian Vault Association N/A France Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Team Type 1 Inc N/A GA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Invest in Girls Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Birchwood Middle School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Louis Community College Foundation N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Carrillo PTO Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cradles to Crayons Inc N/A MA United States Human Services