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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA 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
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture 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
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Panzi Foundation N/A DC United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy 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
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor 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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture 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
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Panzi Foundation N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy 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
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor 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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor 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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture 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
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Panzi Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 3,076,598

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13110 records found.