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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,065,938
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,111,516
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,150,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,166,667
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,245,570
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,316,287
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,325,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,370,000
Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental N/A International Organization Peru Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,422,913
Broad Institute Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,478,288
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,065,938
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,111,516
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,150,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 2,166,667
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,245,570
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 2,316,287
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,325,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,370,000
Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 2,422,913
Broad Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 2,478,288
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,000,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
FWD.us Education Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,065,938
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,111,516
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,150,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,166,667
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,245,570
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,316,287
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,325,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,333,334
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,370,000
Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Ambiental Peru Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,400,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,422,913
Broad Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,478,288
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