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
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Convergence N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development 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
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Convergence N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development 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
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services 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
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation 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
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
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
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment 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
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Hill Unified School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Convergence United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.