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)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A LA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bayou Chicot Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Branham High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oakland Endzone Club TN Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
SEMI Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 473,513

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bayou Chicot Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mt. Pleasant High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 161,250

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13110 records found.