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
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development 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
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health 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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A TX United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A GA United States Community Development 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
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. N/A Community Development 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
EducationCounsel LLC DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Learning Policy Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LEAP Innovations IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
American Society of the University of Haifa NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
George Mason University VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Editorial Projects in Education Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 29,847,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Fair Count, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.