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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
EducationCounsel LLC DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Learning Policy Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LEAP Innovations IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 29,847,800

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