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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 48,653,634

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sister Song, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.