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
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services 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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A NY United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education 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
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment 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
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services 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
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education 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
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education 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
NUS America Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Center for Election Science IL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,850,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
FPF Education and Innovation Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,999,961
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 35,204,073

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services 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
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education 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
Central American Resource Center - CARECEN - Of California United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation 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
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.