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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Page SUM 40,578,077

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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