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
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation 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
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 48,653,634

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.