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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 3,441,697

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 3,441,697

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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
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor 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
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Aalto University Foundation Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Pyxera Global, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Page SUM 3,441,697

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13110 records found.