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 Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington STEM Center N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ithaca College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Justification of Youth N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 8,723,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington STEM Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ithaca College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Justification of Youth N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 8,723,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
Inside the Outdoors Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jordan Education Foundation UT Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Queens Grant High School VIP NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rochester Institute of Technology NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 57,541
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 426,299

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Tree United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 8,723,000

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13110 records found.