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 Center for Advancing Innovation Inc N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
National Urban League Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 600,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Anima N/A Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 572,772
Page SUM 11,956,079

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Center for Advancing Innovation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
National Urban League Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 600,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Anima N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 572,772
Page SUM 11,956,079

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 523,486
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Relay Graduate School of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 10,133,972

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Center for Advancing Innovation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
National Urban League Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 600,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Marine Biological Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 572,772
Page SUM 11,956,079

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13280 records found.