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
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A ON Canada General Nonprofit Support 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
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences 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
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 3,076,598

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa N/A General Nonprofit Support 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
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences 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
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mijente Support Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 3,076,598

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
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
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
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,966,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support 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
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences 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
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
New York Genome Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Page SUM 3,076,598

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13110 records found.