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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
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
Page SUM 7,709,931

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 570,278

Pages

13110 records found.
There were no results that matched your search. Please adjust your filters and try again.

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
B Lab Company United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WGBH Educational Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 570,278

Pages

13110 records found.