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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Operation Restoration N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center TX Health Donor Advised 2018 125,111
Rural Development Institute WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Women in Cyber Security TN Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 2,511,376

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,000,000

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13110 records found.