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
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
Broad Institute Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,499,874
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,493,010
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,451,378
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,442,166
Association L214 N/A International Organization France Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,432,130
International Computer Science Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
EPIDAURUS N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,400,000
National Equity Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,350,000
WestEd San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,343,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A International Organization Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,320,000
Moriah Center for Children and Families N/A AL United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,300,000
Clean Future Forum Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,277,561
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,271,503
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,265,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Broad Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 1,499,874
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,493,010
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,451,378
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,442,166
Association L214 N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,432,130
International Computer Science Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
EPIDAURUS N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,400,000
National Equity Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,350,000
WestEd San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 1,343,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,320,000
Moriah Center for Children and Families N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,300,000
Clean Future Forum Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 1,277,561
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 1,271,503
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 1,265,000
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Skillman Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Broad Institute Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,499,874
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,493,010
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,451,378
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,442,166
International Computer Science Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
EPIDAURUS AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,400,000
National Equity Project CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,350,000
WestEd CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,343,000
Moriah Center for Children and Families AL Education Donor Advised 2020 1,300,000
Clean Future Forum Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2020 1,277,561
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2020 1,271,503
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,265,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Georgia State University Research Foundation Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Crisis Text Line Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Broad Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,499,874
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,493,010
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,451,378
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,442,166
Association L214 France Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,432,130
International Computer Science Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
EPIDAURUS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,400,000
National Equity Project United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,350,000
WestEd United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,343,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,320,000
Moriah Center for Children and Families United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,300,000
Clean Future Forum Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,277,561
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,271,503
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,265,000
Page SUM 28,254,396

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14797 records found.