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
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Cara Program N/A IL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,021,589

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
University of Eastern Finland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Cara Program N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The FreeBSD Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,021,589

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Water Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Education Fund Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Cara Program United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The FreeBSD Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of Redwood City United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,021,589

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13110 records found.