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
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
UC Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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