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 ascending
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 8,130,469

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 8,130,469

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Brighter Green, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Page SUM 7,908,933

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 430,540
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
IGEM Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 8,130,469

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13110 records found.