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
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alianza Americas San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
BakerRipley N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alianza Americas San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wild Salmon Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
BakerRipley N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alianza Americas United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
BakerRipley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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13280 records found.