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)
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 100,735

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
King's College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 100,735

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenWave Organization Corp CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,308,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
King's College London England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 100,735

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13110 records found.