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
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Bern N/A Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Amigos for Christ N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Women in Cyber Security TN Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 2,511,376

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Bern Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Simprints England Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
African Entrepreneurship Collective United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.