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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ohio Voice N/A OH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ohio Voice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Hope Center, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
BakerRipley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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13280 records found.