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)
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 700
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Resources Legacy Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 626,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sheet Metal Workers International Scholarship Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ServeMinnesota N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Sheriff Pal Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sherman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sewa International, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,020
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Shabbat Project Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 5,732,006

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 830
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence CA Sciences Committee Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Scholars Hope Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 265,230

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Ops SV Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,073,275

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