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
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 14,681,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.