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
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration 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
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate 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
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 40,000,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.