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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Mercy Ships TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Turnaround for Children, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Mercy Ships United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fondation de Luxembourg Luxembourg Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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13280 records found.