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
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO 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
Page SUM 4,999,906

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A 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
Page SUM 4,999,906

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Digital Promise DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Northern Maine Community College Foundation ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate 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
Page SUM 25,288,557

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,999,906

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13110 records found.