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 descending
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Research Foundation for the State University of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Student Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
My Possibilities N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 2,678,622

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Blue Planet Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Research Foundation for the State University of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Ruling Our Experiences Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Student Veterans of America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
My Possibilities N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
Fondation Université de Strasbourg N/A Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Iridescent N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 2,678,622

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Council for Economic Education NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
Page SUM 6,325,522

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Ruling Our Experiences Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 133,000
Student Veterans of America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
My Possibilities United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 135,500
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 135,823
Fondation Université de Strasbourg France Corporate Advised 2018 135,876
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 2,678,622

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13110 records found.