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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Page SUM 35,395,294

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.