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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Faith in Texas - Pico N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 55,500,833

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Faith in Texas - Pico United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.