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 Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo N/A Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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13110 records found.