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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 14,681,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.