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
Ducks Unlimited, Inc. N/A TN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Alianza Americas San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation 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
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Rethink Charity Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development 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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
M E B Alliance for Educator Diversity Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 19,885,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Code for Science and Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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