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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 478,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 5,831,266

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