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)
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Essere Animali N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 712,358

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Doc Society Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 712,358

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,800
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,713,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 712,358

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13280 records found.