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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
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