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, and corporate 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)
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peace 4 Kids N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Article3 Org San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 298,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Waldorf School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sightline Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sightline Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education 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
Page SUM 559,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Lucy Parish School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Swiss-California Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Donner Summit Avalanche Dogs CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Tompkins Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 263,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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 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
Special Ops SV Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,539,375

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