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
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety 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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY 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
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety 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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 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
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
EducationCounsel LLC DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
Editorial Projects in Education Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Learning Policy Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LEAP Innovations IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 29,847,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety 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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 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
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.