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)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Govern For America Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,083,679

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Tokyo N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Govern For America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,083,679

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wesley San Jose United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groton School MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Harvard Club of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Himalayan Cataract Project Inc VT Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Invisible Children, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 565,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Tokyo Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Govern For America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,083,679

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13280 records found.