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 descending
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 48,653,634

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.