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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Act for Congo Inc N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,794,506

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Treehouse N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Act for Congo Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,794,506

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Music of Bhutan Research Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Warrior Canine Connection MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ithaca College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,024,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Phillips Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Act for Congo Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,794,506

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13110 records found.