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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A BC Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 1,802,506

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Drew School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Treehouse N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Act for Congo Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 1,802,506

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 844,383

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Drew School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Act for Congo Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Page SUM 1,802,506

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13110 records found.