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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA 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
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Page SUM 4,020,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Page SUM 4,020,260

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Page SUM 15,734,078

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Page SUM 4,020,260

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13110 records found.