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
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A MS United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 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
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International FIRST Committee Association N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History 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
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Teach for America, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 55,500,833

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development 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
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jackson Laboratory United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.