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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Young & Healthy N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Young & Healthy N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 44,238,236

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13110 records found.