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
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Resources Legacy Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A 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
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,600,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,761,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Israel Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Page SUM 59,231,000

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