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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Populace Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Integrity First for America N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Willamette Valley Law Project N/A OR United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Santa Cruz CA United States Health 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
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Populace Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Integrity First for America N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Willamette Valley Law Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies Santa Cruz Health 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
A Khmer Buddhist Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000,000
The Center for Election Innovation & Research DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 19,500,000
Clara Lionel Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 20,000,000
Lone Rock Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 20,000,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 21,000,000
A Khmer Buddhist Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 23,759,980
The Center for Election Innovation & Research DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000,000
The Center for Election Innovation & Research DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000,000
GAVI Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2020 30,000,000
T L P Education CA Education Donor Advised 2020 31,000,000
One Valley Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 42,252,114
Center for Technology and Civic Life IL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000,000
Denver Foundation CO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 50,007,016
Center for Technology and Civic Life IL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 52,000,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life IL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 59,000,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life IL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 60,000,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life IL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000,000
Page SUM 648,519,110

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Thousand Currents United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Integrity First for America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Willamette Valley Law Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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14797 records found.