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 descending
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pro Bono Net, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400,352
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Page SUM 8,038,182

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Matriculate Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
B Lab Company United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for the Carolinas United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.