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
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Python Software Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education 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
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Python Software Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education 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
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. UT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 19,885,000

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