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
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Page SUM 11,698,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
MDRC N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundations, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Stichting Mama Cash N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Page SUM 11,698,985

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 10,526,836

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundations, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Stichting Mama Cash Netherlands Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Page SUM 11,698,985

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13110 records found.