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
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College N/A NY 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
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College N/A 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
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 55,500,833

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.