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 Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 10,054,871

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.