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 ascending
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Page SUM 19,025,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Page SUM 19,025,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 782,973
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
National District Attorneys Association VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Norwegian Refugee Council U.S.A. DC International Development Corporate Advised 2019 750,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc KY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 15,130,144

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International Institute of Information Technology Hyderabad India Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 960,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 925,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Page SUM 19,025,000

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13280 records found.