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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health 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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health 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
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 30,385,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.