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)
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
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development 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
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Montage Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heartbeat N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,685,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Page SUM 8,198,549

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Page SUM 8,198,549

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13110 records found.