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

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending 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 State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform NC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tax-Aid CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Deans for Impact TX Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dream Big Nevada NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. WI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
UnCommon Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Unlock Tomorrow CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of United Hatzalah Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Waterford Institute Inc. UT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,474,800

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