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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Shane's Inspiration N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 10,054,871

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.