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)
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
John F. Kennedy Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Live Now Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
Pacific Forest Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,073,177

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shearim Torah High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sheet Metal Workers International Scholarship Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Serve the People Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 889,186

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Urban School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 3,009,020

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
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 193,950

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