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
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
International FIRST Committee Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
PeopleForBikes Foundation CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Page SUM 35,395,294

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.