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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education 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
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
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Educational Commission of the States N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety 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
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Broad Institute Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 46,754,518

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Educational Commission of the States United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.