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
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Texas Public Policy Foundation TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Center for Election Science IL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,850,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 35,204,073

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.