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
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education 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
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education 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
EducationCounsel LLC DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Learning Policy Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LEAP Innovations IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 29,847,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.