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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 300
Servant Partners, Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christian Brothers Institute of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 584,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,025
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 408,492

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Housing California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
IDinsight CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 474,374
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Womens Forum Northern California Legacy Founda CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Milo Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Morning Glory Montessori School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 685,124

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soil Health Academy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 925,650

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