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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A MS United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Denis Hurley Centre Trust N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Denis Hurley Centre Trust South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Science is Elementary, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust India Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Chain Workers Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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13280 records found.