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)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Collective Heritage Institute San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 525
Del Monte Forest Foundation Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 123,525

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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
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
Page SUM 775,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Presidio Knolls School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 727
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 290,652

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Felix Pantry Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 8,700
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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 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 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
Page SUM 142,350

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