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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
University of Pittsburgh N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Brigham Young University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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13110 records found.