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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,175,000
Life Sciences Research Foundation N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Leading Educators Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Page SUM 22,000,455

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,175,000
Life Sciences Research Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Leading Educators Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
University Health Network N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Page SUM 22,000,455

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,020,835

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,175,000
Life Sciences Research Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Leading Educators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
University Health Network Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Page SUM 22,000,455

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13280 records found.