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 ascending
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brothers for Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
After Innocence N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Metropolitan Family Services IL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CPC Behavioral Healthcare Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Organ Alliance Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Providence Foundation RI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Brothers for Life United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.