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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
SJ Bike Party Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City of Hurricane N/A UT United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Raymond's School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 692,500

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Screenland 5K N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Scholar Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Scholars Hope Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,002,500

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Simons Fund PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smartmeme, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 698,736

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
SJ Bike Party Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City of Hurricane United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 692,500

Pages

13280 records found.