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
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation 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
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project N/A Civic Participation 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
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Broad Institute Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 46,754,518

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.