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
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA 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
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences 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
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
EducationCounsel LLC DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Learning Policy Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LEAP Innovations IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 29,847,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition 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
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.