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
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
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
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 55,500,833

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.