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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A NC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A MA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ceiba Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stanly Community College N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 68,750
Unioto Elementary School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,407,732

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ceiba Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stanly Community College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 68,750
Unioto Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,407,732

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Scripted, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,035,608

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WGBH Educational Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ceiba Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stanly Community College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 68,750
Unioto Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Moraga Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Day School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,407,732

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13110 records found.