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
Faith in Action Network N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 400,000
When We All Vote N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Baltimore Corps, Inc. N/A MD United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A CT United States Health Committee Advised 2020 402,468
Prosecutor Impact N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 403,374
University of Massachusetts Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 405,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 408,000
University of Bern N/A International Organization Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2020 410,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 410,634
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 411,610
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 420,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A International Organization England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 420,890
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 425,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 428,674
Page SUM 8,145,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Faith in Action Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 400,000
When We All Vote N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Baltimore Corps, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center N/A Health Committee Advised 2020 402,468
Prosecutor Impact N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 403,374
University of Massachusetts Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 405,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 408,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 410,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 410,634
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2020 411,610
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 420,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 420,890
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 425,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 428,674
Page SUM 8,145,650

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Creative Visions Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Philadelphia District Attorney's Office PA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Education Trust Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Corporate Advised 2020 1,500,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
EducationCounsel LLC DC Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Digital Promise Global DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500,000
Island Institute ME Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,516,146
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,523,784
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,593,333
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
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,600,000
Page SUM 30,433,263

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Compassion Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 400,000
When We All Vote United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Baltimore Corps, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center United States Health Committee Advised 2020 402,468
Prosecutor Impact United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 403,374
University of Massachusetts Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 405,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 408,000
University of Bern Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2020 410,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 410,634
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 411,610
Santa Clara County Office of Education United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 420,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 420,890
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 425,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 428,674
Page SUM 8,145,650

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14797 records found.