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
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco 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
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare 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
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
EducationCounsel LLC DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Learning Policy Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LEAP Innovations IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 29,847,800

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Little Sisters of the Poor Home for the Aged United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

Pages

13280 records found.