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
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A QC Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Page SUM 3,608,641

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Page SUM 3,608,641

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Every Student Every Community Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Windward Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jefferson Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Helmholtz Zentrum Munchen Deutsches Forschungszentrum fur Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 175,295
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Page SUM 3,608,641

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13110 records found.