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
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Educational Commission of the States N/A CO United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation 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
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC 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
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Educational Commission of the States N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation 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
National Immigration Forum Inc 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
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety 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
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
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
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology 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
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Community Land Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Educational Commission of the States United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation 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
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.