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
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture 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
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 48,653,634

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.