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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Justice N/A South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,162,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Justice N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Acres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,162,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MAH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paws Chicago CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House Alaska AK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,611,897

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Justice South Africa International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,162,900

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13110 records found.