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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Impact Melanoma Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Miss Porters School Inc CT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moses Brown School RI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Next Generation Politics NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oakland Institute CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 106,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Together Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Chicago United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -151
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Impact Melanoma Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 366,749

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13280 records found.