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
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education 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
Entitlements How Inc N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Starting Over Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
SAGA Innovations N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo CA United States Human Services 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
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture 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
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A Education 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
Entitlements How Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Starting Over Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
SAGA Innovations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo Human Services 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
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture 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
Community Hope Center, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 19,885,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture 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
Santa Clara County Office of Education United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Opportunity Trust United States Education 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
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Starting Over Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
SAGA Innovations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.