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
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
Page SUM 17,974,005

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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13280 records found.