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
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education 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
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Mission Continues N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education 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
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety 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
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
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation DC Education 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
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
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County 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
Gooru United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Faith in Texas - Pico United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.