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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Green N/A CO United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 15,927,023

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Green N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 15,927,023

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,008,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 15,927,023

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13110 records found.