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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,205
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
Humane Society of North Texas TX Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 4,347
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Revere High School MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Fugees Family Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
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