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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Paul Quinn College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture 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
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Texas Public Policy Foundation TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Center for Election Science IL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,850,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 35,204,073

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