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)
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hilltop School San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 634,106

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 242,392

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo Co CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Momentum for Mental Health CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Multicultural Institute CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 40,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 320,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 960,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern California Streets Initiative United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solve United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 600,600

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