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
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Pyxera Global, Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Farm Forward, Inc. OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 3,441,203

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.