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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Indian Cultural Organization N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jakara Movement N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Margaret Pauline Brown Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Way Homes Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 15,000
On the Move N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Philip Glass Center for the Arts Science and the Environment N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 9,800
Page SUM 1,315,950

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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
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Screenland 5K N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Scholar Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Scholars Hope Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 5,994,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pleasanton Middle School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Altos Christian Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 348,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Springfield Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SquashBusters, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Southwest Social Services Programs Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Louis Science Center Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Page SUM 224,650

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