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
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,094,911

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Teachers College Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,094,911

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,000,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,094,911

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13110 records found.