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
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A NM United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Christianity Today International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
International Council on Clean Transportation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
Wine Country Marines CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Pyxera Global Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Life International NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
American Online Giving Foundation Inc FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Page SUM 1,608,551

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanuatu National Statistics Office Vanuatu Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
DowntownABQ Mainstreet Initiative United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,000,000

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13110 records found.