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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 360
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
Dash Sports Education Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 243,860

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sewa International, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,020
Shabbat Project Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sepsis Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
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
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,592,670

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern California Grantmakers CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Beautiful Day CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Little League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Page SUM 1,457,790

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPCA of Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spread the Vote United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Special Hoop Camp Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Spring Branch Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Special Olympics Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Felix Pantry Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 8,700
Page SUM 300,451

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