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
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Texas Public Policy Foundation TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Center for Election Science IL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,850,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 35,204,073

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.