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)
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 16,500
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 978
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,500,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A IL United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 210
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ushahidi, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Good2Know Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A ME United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,853,238

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 16,500
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 978
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,500,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 210
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Richmond N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ushahidi, Inc. Contra Costa International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Good2Know Partners San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Gulf of Maine Research Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,853,238

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lawrence School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,845,625

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 16,500
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 978
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Fangcao Reading Circle United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,500,000
Food Animal Concerns Trust United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 210
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gather Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Richmond United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ushahidi, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Good2Know Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Gulf of Maine Research Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 5,853,238

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13280 records found.