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
Zearn Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Skillman Foundation N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Digital Promise Global N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Island Institute N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,516,146
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,523,784
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,593,333
Far Away Projects San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,650,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,700,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,750,000
Denver Foundation N/A CO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 1,785,093
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Land Institute N/A KS United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Zearn Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Skillman Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Digital Promise Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Island Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,516,146
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 1,523,784
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,593,333
Far Away Projects San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,650,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,700,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 1,750,000
Denver Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 1,785,093
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Land Institute N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Skillman Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Digital Promise Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Island Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,516,146
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,523,784
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,593,333
Far Away Projects United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,650,000
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,700,000
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,750,000
Denver Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 1,785,093
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Land Institute United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
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14797 records found.