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
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A DC 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
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Educational Commission of the States N/A CO United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety 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
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation 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
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation 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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 40,000,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Paul Quinn College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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