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, and corporate 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)
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
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
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 5,376,341

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Health and Science University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 5,376,341

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Drew School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenhouse Scholars CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Poor People's Radio Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sarara Institute CO Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moraga Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Democracy Works, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,542,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,093,190

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13110 records found.