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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
California Fire Foundation N/A CA 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
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences 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
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,666,112
Texas Public Policy Foundation TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,700,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
Center for Election Science IL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,850,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 35,204,073

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Human Utility United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.