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 descending
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 55,500,833

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sister Song, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.