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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pahara Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Unconditional Love Animal Rescue and Placement Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Poly Canyon Ventures N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
After Innocence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Access Institute for Psychological Services San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Lung Association Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
Page SUM 1,023,820

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 5,584,170

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Literacy Pittsburgh CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The OPS Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 120,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,399,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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 Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
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 Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Page SUM 397,632

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