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 Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University N/A QC Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
After Innocence N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Purdue University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Indiana University IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 91,987
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 1,958,940

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.