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
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Page SUM 40,578,077

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.