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
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Ten Times Ten LLC NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
American Society For Microbiology DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
Women Thrive Worldwide DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
We Teach Science Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM -600,763

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.