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
Georgia State University Research Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Crisis Text Line Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,180,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A DE United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,157,970
University of California San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,140,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,105,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,030,928
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2020 1,004,701
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
LEAP Innovations N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Page SUM 22,818,599

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Georgia State University Research Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Crisis Text Line Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,180,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,157,970
University of California San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 1,140,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,105,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,030,928
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,004,701
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
LEAP Innovations N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Page SUM 22,818,599

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc DE General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,180,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc DE General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,157,970
University of California San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,140,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,105,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,100,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,030,928
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Ted Foundation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
National Vote at Home Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team United States Inc DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Page SUM 21,213,898

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Georgia State University Research Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Crisis Text Line Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,250,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,180,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,157,970
University of California San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,140,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,105,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,050,000
Amalgamated Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,030,928
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2020 1,004,701
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
LEAP Innovations United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Page SUM 22,818,599

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14797 records found.