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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 375,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 375,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 379,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 380,000
National Outdoor Leadership School N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 380,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 393,818
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Bay Area Council Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Page SUM 7,883,318

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 375,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 375,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 379,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 380,000
National Outdoor Leadership School N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 380,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 393,818
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Bay Area Council Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
University of Colorado Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Page SUM 7,883,318

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 1,000,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
LEAP Innovations IL Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,030,928
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,105,000
University of California San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,140,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc DE General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,157,970
American Online Giving Foundation Inc DE General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,180,000
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
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Page SUM 21,613,898

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2020 375,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 375,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2020 379,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 380,000
National Outdoor Leadership School United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 380,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 393,818
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Bay Area Council Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 400,000
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Compassion Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Page SUM 7,883,318

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14797 records found.