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
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Entitlements How Inc N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Starting Over Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
SAGA Innovations N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Team HLA Inc N/A NJ United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Entitlements How Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Starting Over Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
SAGA Innovations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Team HLA Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Starting Over Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
SAGA Innovations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Team HLA Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.