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
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Relay Graduate School of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
ACRONYM N/A DC United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Nuru International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Valley Vision, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Ted Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Populace Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Valley Vision, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Ted Foundation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Populace Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Village of Wisdom Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Willamette Valley Law Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Integrity First for America N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Spark SF Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 6,000,000
Multiplier CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 6,453,691
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 6,635,899
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 6,790,207
Center for Technology and Civic Life IL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 7,000,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,417,456
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2020 9,500,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000,000
Page SUM 127,501,003

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
ACRONYM United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Interledger Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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14797 records found.