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
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,990,326
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,850,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,850,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A International Organization England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,695,417
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,550,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A International Organization Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,534,689
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Priorities USA Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Broad Institute Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,478,288
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,422,913
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Page SUM 54,271,633

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 2,990,326
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,850,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,850,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,695,417
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,550,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,534,689
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Priorities USA Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Voter Registration Project N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Broad Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 2,478,288
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 2,422,913
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Page SUM 54,271,633

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,990,326
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,850,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,850,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,550,000
Priorities USA Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Broad Institute Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2020 2,478,288
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,422,913
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,370,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,325,000
Page SUM 52,403,195

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,990,326
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,850,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,850,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,695,417
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,550,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,534,689
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Priorities USA Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Notre Dame High School San Jose United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500,000
Broad Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,478,288
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,422,913
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Page SUM 54,271,633

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14797 records found.