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
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National District Attorneys Association N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pahara Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National District Attorneys Association N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pahara Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
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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 750,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Norwegian Refugee Council U.S.A. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 748,806
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 734,750
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Local Initiatives Support Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center MD Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2019 690,000
La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology CA Health Donor Advised 2019 679,042
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2019 674,708
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
Page SUM 14,271,776

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 795,833
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National District Attorneys Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare 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
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Norwegian Refugee Council U.S.A. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 15,419,149

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13280 records found.