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, and corporate 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
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 195,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Tucson Museum of Art N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute N/A DC United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 3,977,353

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 195,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Tucson Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 3,977,353

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 619,833
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
R Street Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 674,708
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology CA Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2019 690,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Page SUM 13,401,351

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 195,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universiteit Munchen Germany Education Donor Advised 2019 199,100
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Tucson Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 3,977,353

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13280 records found.