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)
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 1,416,084

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,750
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Diego MANA N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sal's Shoes N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Salvation Army National Corp N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SAGA Innovations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Saint Ann's School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Saint Anselm College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 48,522
Saint Benedict Preparatory School N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,221,047

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hispanics in Philanthropy CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Irvington High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marcia Spitz Laurel Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 266,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
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 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
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 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 Villages USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 614,690

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