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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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13280 records found.