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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Page SUM 4,577,937

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Page SUM 4,577,937

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
BendFilm OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 289,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Every Student Every Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Page SUM 4,577,937

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13110 records found.