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 ascending
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
University of Eastern Finland N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City and County of Honolulu N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,021,589

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
University of Eastern Finland N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Living Goods San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City and County of Honolulu N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,021,589

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
University of Eastern Finland Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 100,917
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,059
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City and County of Honolulu United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,021,589

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13110 records found.