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
SAGA Innovations N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Team HLA Inc N/A NJ United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration 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
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ohio Voice N/A OH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
SAGA Innovations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Team HLA Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration 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
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2019 205,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 207,280
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Ohio Voice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Page SUM 4,038,863

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media 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
Page SUM 20,000,000

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