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)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,849,124

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,849,124

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Nest School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -250
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
Cinequest, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,001
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
Page SUM 2,305,239

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Science is Elementary, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust India Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,849,124

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13280 records found.