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
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Convergence N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Convergence N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Page SUM 10,054,871

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,994
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Convergence United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,998,804

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13110 records found.