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
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Page SUM 19,277,089

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Rosa N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Page SUM 19,277,089

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Page SUM 17,228,598

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