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
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ) N/A International Organization Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vote Org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Zurich N/A International Organization Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vote Org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Crisis Text Line Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ) N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Crisis Text Line Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Latino Community Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Washington N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 6,000,000
Multiplier CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 6,453,691
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 6,635,899
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 6,790,207
Center for Technology and Civic Life IL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 7,000,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,417,456
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2020 9,500,000
A Khmer Buddhist Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000,000
Page SUM 127,501,003

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Latino Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Equal Justice USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ) Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vote Org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Education Trust Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vote Org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Crisis Text Line Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Latino Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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14797 records found.