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
PushBlack N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences 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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 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
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A OR United States Sciences 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
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Entitlements How Inc N/A KY United States Education 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
PushBlack N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences 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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 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
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A Sciences 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
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Entitlements How Inc N/A Education 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
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
National District Attorneys Association VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support 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
Blue Endeavors CA Environment 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
Amplio Network WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Page SUM 15,719,149

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
PushBlack United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences 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
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 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
Code for Science and Society Inc United States Sciences 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
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.