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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Buddhist Digital Resource Center Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
For the Wild Collective N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,389,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Buddhist Digital Resource Center Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
For the Wild Collective N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,389,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Fremont High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Circlesorg CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,474,315

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Buddhist Digital Resource Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Samy Maroun Center for Space, Time and the Quantum France Sciences Donor Advised 2019 180,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Science Friday Initiative Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust India Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Miami Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
For the Wild Collective United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,389,300

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13280 records found.