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 descending
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 400,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
County of Santa Clara Santa Clara CA United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 400,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Bay Area Council Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Page SUM 8,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 400,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
County of Santa Clara Santa Clara Unknown Donor Advised 2020 400,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Center for Global Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Bay Area Council Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Page SUM 8,000,000

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Crisis Text Line Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Georgia State University Research Foundation Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,265,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2020 1,271,503
Clean Future Forum Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2020 1,277,561
Moriah Center for Children and Families AL Education Donor Advised 2020 1,300,000
WestEd CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,343,000
National Equity Project CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,350,000
EPIDAURUS AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,400,000
International Computer Science Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,442,166
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,451,378
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,493,010
Broad Institute Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,499,874
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Page SUM 27,202,266

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 400,000
UK Online Giving Foundation England General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
County of Santa Clara United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 400,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Bay Area Council Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Page SUM 8,000,000

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14797 records found.