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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Marin Theatre Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mountain View Whisman School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,503,583

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Science Accessibility Net N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Scenic Hawaii Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Schizophrenia International Research Society Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Science from Scientists Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,080
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 665,280

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Luz Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Loyola Marymount University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin Link, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Movement Strategy Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Community Radio CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 280,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Marys Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 391,232

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