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 ascending
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Page SUM 19,025,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Page SUM 19,025,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National District Attorneys Association VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 15,130,144

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Page SUM 19,025,000

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13280 records found.