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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support 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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Mission Continues N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA 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
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 48,653,634

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Faith in Texas - Pico United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.