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
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
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A IL United States Community Development 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
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Paul Quinn College N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation 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
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation 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
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
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A Community Development 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
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development 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
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation 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
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health 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
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety 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
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
One Acre Fund NY 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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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
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
Chicago Community Loan Fund United States Community Development 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
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Paul Quinn College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.