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)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cole Valley Improvement Association San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Casa Jojo Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ferndale School District N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cole Valley Improvement Association San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Casa Jojo Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ferndale School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Santa Barbara N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,650
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PACT Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
PTA Georgia Congress GA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 41,000
Page SUM 5,658,400

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Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cole Valley Improvement Association United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Project Normalization Open Door Preschool United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Casa Jojo Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ferndale School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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13280 records found.