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)
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A UT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A VT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 396,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Possible Dreams International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 396,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Act for Congo Inc WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Corps OR International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Compassion International Incorporated CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc MA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,308,983

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hesperian Health Guides United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Middle East Peace Dialogue Network, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The BOMA Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 396,950

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13110 records found.