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 ascending
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc N/A KY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Define American N/A KY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pahara Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 748,806
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Page SUM 14,663,272

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Define American N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pahara Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 748,806
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
EdSurge San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Page SUM 14,663,272

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Massachusetts General Hospital MA Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
R Street Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 619,833
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Medical University of South Carolina SC Education Donor Advised 2019 612,718
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Page SUM 12,516,032

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Define American United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pahara Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 748,806
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Local Initiatives Support Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Page SUM 14,663,272

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13280 records found.