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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. N/A TN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The ONE Campaign N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The ONE Campaign N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
MacDowell Colony Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. UT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
MacDowell Colony Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.