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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Progressive Change Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Next Door, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 764,580

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Treepeople Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Next Door, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 755,080

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Colorado Education Initiative CO Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 200
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,166,760

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 741,580

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13110 records found.