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)
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TrainingGrounds Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Proydesa N/A Argentina Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
LearnUp Centers San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TrainingGrounds Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Proydesa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
LearnUp Centers San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
Page SUM 297,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Monta Vista High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College TX Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Punahou School HI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Inc. FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
College Success Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Cornell University NY Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Digital Harbor Foundation, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 124,353
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,200,353

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TrainingGrounds Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Proydesa Argentina Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
LearnUp Centers United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
Page SUM 297,300

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13280 records found.