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
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack N/A DC 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
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack 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
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. UT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,000,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code for Science and Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
PushBlack 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
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.