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)
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Zawadisha Fund N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of the South Pacific N/A Vanuatu Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Global Genes N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
Great Public Schools Now N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM 1,985,980

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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 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Essere Animali N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 637,355

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University of Naples Federico II Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 9,097
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Essere Animali Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 463,508
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
USAFA Endowment, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 637,355

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