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 descending
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Colorado Education Initiative N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
University of Dundee N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Montessori del Mundo N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Page SUM 4,514,497

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Universitat Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Colorado Education Initiative N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Montessori del Mundo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Page SUM 4,514,497

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Food System 6 Accelerator United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Universitat Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 225,081
Colorado Education Initiative United States Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
University of Dundee Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 227,200
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Montessori del Mundo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Page SUM 4,514,497

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13110 records found.