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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,852,538

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,852,538

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 36,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chicago Freedom School IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 833,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,852,538

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13280 records found.