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
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education 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
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education 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
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Page SUM 40,578,077

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.