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 700,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 690,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Korea University Foundation N/A South Korea Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 674,708
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
R Street Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 619,833
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Medical University of South Carolina N/A SC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 612,718
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Page SUM 13,099,536

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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 700,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 690,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Korea University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 674,708
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
R Street Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 619,833
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Medical University of South Carolina N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 612,718
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Page SUM 13,099,536

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The Center for Advancing Innovation Inc MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
National Urban League Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Marine Biological Laboratory MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 572,772
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Page SUM 11,559,897

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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 700,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 690,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology United States Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Korea University Foundation South Korea Education Donor Advised 2019 675,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 674,708
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 668,828
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
R Street Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 619,833
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Medical University of South Carolina United States Education Donor Advised 2019 612,718
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Page SUM 13,099,536

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13280 records found.