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
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
We Are Family Foundation NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation NY International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Brighter Green, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 7,652,124

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.