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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 451,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 451,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Equal Citizens Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preserve Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 363,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Grace USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH Drug Solutions United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 451,800

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13110 records found.