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 ascending
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 14,581,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 14,581,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page SUM 13,791,087

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aquarium of the Pacific United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 14,581,000

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13110 records found.