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
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ 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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation 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
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation 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
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Broad Institute Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
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
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 46,754,518

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
San Jose Evergreen Community College District Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Sentencing Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Initiate Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13280 records found.