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
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Carnegie Mellon University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. UT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao de Apoio a Universidade de Sao Paulo-FUSP Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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