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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado Montessori Association N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,479,030

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado Montessori Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edify N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,479,030

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation TX Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lide Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 488,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado Montessori Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Association of the United States Army Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Niles Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,479,030

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13110 records found.