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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Tarjimly, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Omprakash Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Tarjimly, Inc. Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Omprakash Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Tarjimly, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Omprakash Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.