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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Upwardly Global San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 911,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Outreach Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,047,060

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Code.org WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 75,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Upwardly Global United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 911,000

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13110 records found.