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, and corporate 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
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 14,681,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13110 records found.