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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,008,133

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,008,133

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
EdBuild, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,008,133

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13110 records found.