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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce 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
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development 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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce 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
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor 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
Zearn Inc NY Education 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
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
Alder Graduate School of Education 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 San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Center for Election Science IL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,850,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education 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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce 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
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.