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
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation N/A OH United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,021,589

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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
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A Youth Development 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
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Philadelphia Academies Inc PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
We Got Us Now Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment 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
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,021,589

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13110 records found.