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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
We Animals Media N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Sinergia Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A DC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A NY United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 4,935,879

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
College of William and Mary N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
We Animals Media N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Sinergia Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 4,935,879

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Leading Educators Inc LA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
Life Sciences Research Foundation MD Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,175,000
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Virtual Science Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Global Genes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
WestEd CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Virtual Science Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,330,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Promise54 OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Page SUM 24,601,895

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 233,209
Community Legal Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
We Animals Media Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Sinergia Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 245,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 4,935,879

Pages

13280 records found.