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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
International Buddhist Progress Society N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A AZ United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Small Champions Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
InsightShare Network N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 880,690

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Nelson Mandela University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,600
International Buddhist Progress Society N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Small Champions Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Internews Network N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Citizen Schools Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
InsightShare Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 880,690

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
B'Tselem DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 363,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,317,450

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13110 records found.