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 Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College N/A NY 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
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A NY United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy 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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy 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
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,600,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,761,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Israel Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Page SUM 59,231,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.