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
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA 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
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
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
Page SUM 19,025,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National District Attorneys Association VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc KY General Nonprofit Support 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
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 15,130,144

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Waterford Institute Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Page SUM 19,025,000

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13280 records found.