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
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory 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
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Page SUM 40,578,077

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.