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
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate 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
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate 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
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Texas Public Policy Foundation TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Center for Election Science IL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,850,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 35,204,073

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.