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
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A HI United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture 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
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 30,385,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.