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 Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VisionSpring N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion International N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
Page SUM 2,249,232

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Water Org Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VisionSpring N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Compassion International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,248,982

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Impact 2030 Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ultimate Peace Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,687,899

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Business USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Compassion International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,258,782

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13110 records found.