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
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A DC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 4,935,879

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Sinergia Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 4,935,879

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Leading Educators Inc LA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
Life Sciences Research Foundation MD Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,175,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Virtual Science Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Global Genes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
WestEd CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Virtual Science Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,330,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Promise54 OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Page SUM 24,601,895

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Community Legal Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Sinergia Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 4,935,879

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13280 records found.