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 descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Profit, Inc. MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment 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
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Every Student Every Community Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 10,054,871

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.