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)
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of NTU FNTU Santa Clara CA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 70,668
Ganji Tabiat N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Urban League of Louisiana N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A VA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,579,418

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of NTU FNTU Santa Clara Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 70,668
Ganji Tabiat N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Urban League of Louisiana N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,579,418

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 260,000
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gardens for Health International MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,080,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of NTU FNTU United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 70,668
Ganji Tabiat Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Urban League of Louisiana United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,579,418

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13280 records found.