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
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health 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
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health 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
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 55,500,833

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.