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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bayshore Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences 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 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 857,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 200
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 20,000
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sepsis Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
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
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 181,870

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
St. Simon Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tahoe Expedition Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Living Campaign CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Daniel Webster Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 402,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 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 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 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
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
Page SUM 187,150

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