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
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Resources Legacy Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health 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
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Resources Legacy Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health 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
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Broad Institute Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 46,754,518

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Resources Legacy Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.