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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Universidad del Sagrado Corazon Inc N/A PR Puerto Rico Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Health Leads Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Page SUM 1,619,658

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health 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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 636,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Peace Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 159,120

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health 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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 636,800

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13110 records found.