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
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences 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
Carnegie Mellon University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture 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
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Sciences 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
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture 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
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Sciences 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
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture 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
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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13280 records found.