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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iMentor CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 512,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Green Corps Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 511,810

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13110 records found.