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
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara 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
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,992,064
Latinos for Education Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Surge Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
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
Denver Foundation N/A CO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 1,785,093
Page SUM 39,177,157

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
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
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education 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
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 1,992,064
Latinos for Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Surge Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Land Institute N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Denver Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 1,785,093
Page SUM 39,177,157

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
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
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,992,064
Surge Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Land Institute KS Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Denver Foundation CO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 1,785,093
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,750,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,700,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,650,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
Far Away Projects CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
Page SUM 37,477,157

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
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
Charter Fund Inc United States Education 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
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,992,064
Latinos for Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,900,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Land Institute United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Denver Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 1,785,093
Page SUM 39,177,157

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14797 records found.