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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A DC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A PA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Board of the University of Alabama N/A AL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yaffed Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 884,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Board of the University of Alabama N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Waldorf School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yaffed Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 884,700

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Windsor Elementary School SC Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Irvington High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,258,100

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Board of the University of Alabama United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Waldorf School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 884,700

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13280 records found.