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)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Education Outside San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 338,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Mary's College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan Village N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Paul Catholic Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Peter Chanel Parish N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Saviours Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Saja Group Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Health 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 2,500,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 2,936,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Network on Women in Prison CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Canyon Oaks Youth Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Partners in School Innovation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Cinequest, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pescadero Elementary and Middle CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,001
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 933,051

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Solar Richmond United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Omo Peoples' Development Association Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Soles 4 Souls United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 182,050

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