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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Special Ops SV Inc Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Community Foundation N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 4,219,813

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sepsis Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shearim Torah High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 755,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,684,477

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Southwest Social Services Programs Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Louis Science Center Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Marys Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 399,132

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