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
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 48,653,634

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Colorado League of Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Families for Justice as Healing Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,000,000

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13110 records found.