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
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
SCI Foundation N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Broad Institute Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Emory University N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Page SUM 46,600,534

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
SCI Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Broad Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Page SUM 46,600,534

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 41,842,696

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
SCI Foundation England Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
National University Corporation Kyushu University Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Broad Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,288,038
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Emory University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Page SUM 46,600,534

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13280 records found.