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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,025,352

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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