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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development 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
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation 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
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment 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
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
B Lab Company N/A Community Development 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
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation 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
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment 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
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
African Entrepreneurship Collective WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education 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
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Burlingame Elementary School District CA Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Center for Civic Design NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Page SUM 2,973,452

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
B Lab Company United States Community Development 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
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation 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
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment 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
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.