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 ascending
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. UT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
Page SUM 17,974,005

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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13280 records found.