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 Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,094,911

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,094,911

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,094,911

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13110 records found.