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
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Internet Security Research Group San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 6,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Internet Security Research Group San Francisco Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 6,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design RI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 13,803,500
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 32,300,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Page SUM 217,153,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Internet Security Research Group United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 6,000,000

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13280 records found.