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 ascending
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,175,000
Life Sciences Research Foundation N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Leading Educators Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Humane Society International India N/A India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Page SUM 22,000,455

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,175,000
Life Sciences Research Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Leading Educators Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
University Health Network N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Kansas University Endowment Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Humane Society International India N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Page SUM 22,000,455

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Spelman College GA Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 20,020,835

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,175,000
Life Sciences Research Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,170,000
Leading Educators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
University Health Network Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Vlaams Instituut voor Biotechnologie (VIB) Belgium Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Humane Society International India India Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,039,124
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
Page SUM 22,000,455

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13280 records found.