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 ascending
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,370,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,325,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,316,287
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,245,570
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,166,667
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,111,516
FWD.us Education Fund Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,065,938
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
California Association of Food Banks Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Page SUM 42,817,646

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,370,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,325,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 2,316,287
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,245,570
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 2,166,667
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,111,516
FWD.us Education Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,065,938
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
California Association of Food Banks Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Page SUM 42,817,646

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2020 2,316,287
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,245,570
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,166,667
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,111,516
FWD.us Education Fund Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2020 2,065,938
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
California Association of Food Banks CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Journalism Project Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Y Combinator Research Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Page SUM 41,055,978

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,370,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,325,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,316,287
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,245,570
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,166,667
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,111,516
FWD.us Education Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,065,938
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Miami-Dade College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
California Association of Food Banks United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Page SUM 42,817,646

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14797 records found.