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)
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,116,158

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Diocese of Central Florida Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,374,061

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Social Profit Network United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,116,158

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13110 records found.