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
Paul Quinn College N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment 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
Paul Quinn College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture 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
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education 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
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment 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
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture 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
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI 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
Paul Quinn College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture 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
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education 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
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.