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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 38,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 959,241

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Page SUM 775,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Kovno Communications Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,116,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
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 Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
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
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 5,000
Springfield Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 125,850

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