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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Page SUM 6,279,341

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 569,375

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 201,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Children's Programs United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rethreaded Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
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
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Page SUM 6,279,341

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13110 records found.