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
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity Alameda 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 San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA 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
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture 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
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
W VA Council of Churches N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture 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
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 19,885,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New Schools Fund 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
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.