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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,600,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,761,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
New Israel Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Page SUM 59,231,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Human Utility United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.