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
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture 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
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture 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
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education 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 Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
Center for Election Science IL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services 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
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education 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
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.