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)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Godly Girls Network Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Grey Bears N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,094,482

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sewa International, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,020
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Shabbat Project Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 5,603,970

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Women Founders Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,339,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 314,725

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