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
Humane Slaughter Association N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Delft University of Technology N/A Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2019 560,145
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Homeless Services Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 523,486
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 10,698,761

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Humane Slaughter Association N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Delft University of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 560,145
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Homeless Services Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 523,486
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 10,698,761

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Vilcap, Inc. DC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Education Trust Inc CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
International Society for Technology in Education OR Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Humane Slaughter Association England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 570,402
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Corporate Advised 2019 560,145
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Homeless Services Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
Presque Isle Community Development Association Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 525,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 523,486
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 10,698,761

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13280 records found.