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 descending
Team HLA Inc N/A NJ United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Team HLA Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 19,885,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Python Software Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Entitlements How Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Opportunity Trust United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Starting Over Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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