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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Central Library N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
PTA Minnesota Congress N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 525
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Orange County Public Schools Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,841
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,367,866

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leaders in Tech Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Mary Hare Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,095
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Port Harcourt N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Pennsylvania State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Providence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 619,833
Page SUM 1,686,128

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Promise54 OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lynbrook Elementary VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nova Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 150,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 2,778,750

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Henry Ford Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeworks Trenton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 36,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Sunflower County Freedom Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
Leadership Scholarship, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 104,850

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