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 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Queensland in America Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 89,774
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,053,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Queensland in America Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 89,774
Good Shepherd Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,053,324

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe CA Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Canton Church Restoration, Inc. MT Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stockton Unified School District CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Colibri Center for Human Rights AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2019 495,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Detroit Justice Center MI Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 936,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Queensland in America Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 89,774
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,053,324

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13280 records found.