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
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,095
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,519
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 184,324
New Leaders N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Community Solutions International Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 190,000
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 192,162
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 193,200
Page SUM 3,645,610

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,095
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,519
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
California Film Institute Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 184,324
New Leaders N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Community Solutions International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 190,000
International Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 192,162
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 193,200
Page SUM 3,645,610

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The Center for Advancing Innovation Inc MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 600,000
National Urban League Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The NYC Leadership Academy, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
Medical University of South Carolina SC Education Donor Advised 2019 612,718
Page SUM 12,028,693

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Corporate Advised 2019 175,095
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,519
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 182,372
IDinsight United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 184,324
New Leaders United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Center for Indigenous Questions Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Sinergia Animal (Austria) Austria Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Community Solutions International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 190,000
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 192,162
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 193,200
Page SUM 3,645,610

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13280 records found.