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
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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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
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health 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
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Every Student Every Community Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture 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
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.