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
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ESTRO Cancer Foundation N/A Belgium Health Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Dream Corps Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education 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
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation 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
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences 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
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,240,000
Page SUM 40,578,077

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation 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
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support 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.