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
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
University of Georgia Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A HI United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation 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
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Mission Continues N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation 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
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education 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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education 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
Page SUM 55,500,833

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.