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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development 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
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate 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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development 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
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Corporate 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
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
IGEM Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
LearnLaunch Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Page SUM 9,090,807

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development 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
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.