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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preserve Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jounce Partners Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,471,375

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preserve Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jounce Partners Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,471,375

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 10,721,579

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 711,635

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13110 records found.