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)
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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Shades LLC N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women for Women International N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Page SUM 3,334,580

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Shades LLC N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Employment Opportunities N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Code.org N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Safe Water Network N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Page SUM 3,334,580

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 157,760

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -24,072,206

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13110 records found.