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
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A NY United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Thorn NY Human Services 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
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Israel Fund CA Civic Participation 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
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
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
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Schools Fund CA Education 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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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.