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
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Center for Democracy and Technology DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 19,885,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Tucson Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Partnership For A New American Economy Research Fund Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code for Science and Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 4,000,000

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13280 records found.