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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Empower Schools Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HTL Wien 3 Rennweg N/A Austria Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
American Association of University Women N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,819,204

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Empower Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HTL Wien 3 Rennweg N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
American Association of University Women N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Avalon Academy San Mateo Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,819,204

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chelmsford High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cranston High School West RI Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School NV Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,333
Fountain Valley School of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michigan Tech Fund MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,275,533

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center For Employment Training United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Empower Schools Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HTL Wien 3 Rennweg Austria Education Corporate Advised 2019 9,000
American Association of University Women United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Avalon Academy United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,819,204

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13280 records found.