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
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ross Valley Charter School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Page SUM 8,038,182

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.