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, and corporate 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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jessie Rees Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital At Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 913,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
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
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Amendment Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SCI Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Science Accessibility Net N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Scenic Hawaii Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Page SUM 3,245,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 71,425

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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 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 1,000
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
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
Page SUM 464,100

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