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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forest Hill Church N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Methow Conservancy N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A OR United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Indonesia Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Germany Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,113,651

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forest Hill Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Methow Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Universitas Widyatama N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,000
Give Something Back to Berlin N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,113,651

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported ME Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 949,612

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peace Development Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,522
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Women's Development and Research India Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cherie Blair Foundation For Women England Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 475,873

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13110 records found.