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 Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A RI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kindness Organization Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 52,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girltrek Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 600
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
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13280 records found.