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
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 48,653,634

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.