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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Representation Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.