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 Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Page SUM 3,608,641

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Page SUM 3,608,641

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Page SUM 3,608,641

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13110 records found.