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)
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Project Night Night San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,333
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
The People Concern N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 171,408

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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
Page SUM 185,350

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Discovery Land Company Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
B K S Iyengar Yoga Assn of No Cal CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
EdSurge CA Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
LEAD Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,097,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Springfield Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SquashBusters, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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 Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 185,650

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