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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 5,947,078

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scholar Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Scholars Hope Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,080
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Amendment Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 580,480

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Rosie the Riveter Trust CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Recreation and Park Department CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
School Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SHE-CAN Global Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Campbell Union High School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 107,070

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPCA of Texas United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 3,750
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Spring Branch Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Hoop Camp Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soil Health Academy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 480,551

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