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
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education 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
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development 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
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA 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
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A Education 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
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development 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
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco 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
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundations, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 11,771,965

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.