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
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
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
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
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation 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
Page SUM 4,000,000

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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
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
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
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
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A Housing and Transportation 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
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation 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
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
Carnegie Mellon University NY Education 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
One Acre Fund NY International 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
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA 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
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
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
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
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation 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
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.