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, and corporate 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)
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
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 5,851,738

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Moses Brown School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Napa Valley Festival Association N/ANapa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 95,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 695,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
El Colegio de Sonora Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,730,500

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