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 Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Braven Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate 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
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
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Every Student Every Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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13110 records found.