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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Convergence N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Convergence N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 616,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 13,323,216

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Solidago Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
MyPath United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Convergence United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.