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
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Global Genes N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
WestEd San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,330,000
Promise54 N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
EducationCounsel LLC N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 26,246,804

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Global Genes N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
WestEd San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,330,000
Promise54 N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
EducationCounsel LLC N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 26,246,804

Pages

13280 records found.
There were no results that matched your search. Please adjust your filters and try again.

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Global Genes United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
WestEd United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,330,000
Promise54 United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
EducationCounsel LLC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,400,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 26,246,804

Pages

13280 records found.