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 Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,457,280

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Smithsonian Institution N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Tax-Aid San Francisco Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Ashoka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 58,818
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 57,737
Rochester Institute of Technology NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
Project Home PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
University of Texas Foundation TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 56,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Moreau Catholic High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2018 55,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Page SUM 1,124,418

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
9 Dots Community Learning Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 70,612
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,457,280

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13110 records found.