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
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A OR United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools 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
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security 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
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health 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
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.