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
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 30,385,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.