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 ascending
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Foundation the Research Institute of Industrial Economics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LEAP Innovations N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Zearn Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
George Mason University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 30,250,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc MD Arts & Culture 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
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
EducationCounsel LLC DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
Promise54 OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2019 1,330,000
Virtual Science Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
WestEd CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Global Genes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Page SUM 27,643,695

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