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)
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pie Ranch San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Page SUM 1,719,910

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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 5,000
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 300
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
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
Page SUM 837,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Veteran's PATH Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Sea Lion Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Parents Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GreatNonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 524,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Texas Human Rights Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
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 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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 300
Page SUM 975,400

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