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)
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Mauritius N/A Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,789,426

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Mauritius N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,789,426

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 873,038

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of Mauritius Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Speaker Series United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,789,426

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13110 records found.