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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type 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
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,167,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 11,006,975

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
YWCA of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Castaic Lake CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Spirit School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 218,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 82,025

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