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
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Python Software Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute N/A DC United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SAGA Innovations N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Python Software Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SAGA Innovations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
W VA Council of Churches N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
Local Initiatives Support Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 748,806
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 14,857,764

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Python Software Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Health Council Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SAGA Innovations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Opportunity Trust United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.