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, and corporate 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.

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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
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services 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
PushBlack N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Python Software Foundation N/A Sciences 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
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee 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
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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