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
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 20,275,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Illustrative Mathematics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 20,275,000

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