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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision International N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mayan Families N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision International N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 2,244,351

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hellenic Initative Inc NY International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Workshops CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peace Education Fund MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pragathi TX International Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
The ONE Campaign DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Design that Matters Inc. WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 702,610

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort ascending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ploughshares Fund Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Fangcao Reading Circle United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 2,244,351

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13110 records found.