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
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 3,076,598

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 3,076,598

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,966,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
New York Genome Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 3,076,598

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13110 records found.