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
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
Worcester Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Worcester Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture 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
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences 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
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Redistricting Foundation DC Civic Participation 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
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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13280 records found.