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 descending
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
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
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco 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
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
Entitlements How Inc N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ohio Voice N/A OH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
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
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education 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
Entitlements How Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ohio Voice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
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
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School United States Education 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
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ohio Voice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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13280 records found.