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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
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
Page SUM 5,742,141

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 5,742,141

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
iMentor CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
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
Page SUM 1,260,125

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
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
Page SUM 5,742,141

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13110 records found.