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)
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
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
Page SUM 1,523,433

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,523,433

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,505,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,523,433

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13280 records found.