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
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
Page SUM 17,974,005

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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13280 records found.