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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children Incorporated N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
St. Mary's Academy N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ability Experience N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,394,753

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
St. Mary's Academy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ability Experience N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,394,753

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stoked Mentoring Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cignition, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center NH Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 594,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
St. Mary's Academy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ability Experience United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,394,753

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13280 records found.