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
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,417,456
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 7,000,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 6,790,207
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 6,635,899
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 6,453,691
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 6,000,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,417,456
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 7,000,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 6,790,207
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 6,635,899
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 6,453,691
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 6,000,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 7,703,750
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,500,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 7,417,456
Center for Technology and Civic Life IL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 7,000,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 6,790,207
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2020 6,635,899
Multiplier CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 6,453,691
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2020 6,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Spark SF Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
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