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 ascending
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ceiba Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jobcare Limited Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ceiba Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Leap Inc NY Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The FreeBSD Foundation CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jobcare Limited Ireland Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Union for International Cancer Control Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ceiba Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.