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
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Paul Quinn College N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education 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
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation 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
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Paul Quinn College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 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
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Thorn NY Human Services 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
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cristo Rey de LaSalle East Bay High School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Paul Quinn College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.