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 Big Nevada N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dream Big Nevada N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Compassion and Choices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Bluesphere Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Downtown Women's Center CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dream Big Nevada United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Compassion and Choices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Earth United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 260,600

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13280 records found.