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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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13110 records found.