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 descending
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor 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
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation 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
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
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 40,000,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.