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
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Educational Commission of the States N/A CO United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Paul Quinn College N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services 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
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Educational Commission of the States N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Paul Quinn College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,600,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,761,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
New Israel Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Page SUM 59,231,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Educational Commission of the States United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive 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
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.