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)
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Del Monte Forest Foundation Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,347
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 630,702

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Del Monte Forest Foundation Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,347
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 630,702

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Health Connected CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,800
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Learning Policy Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Village CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mpala Wildlife Foundation Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
New Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 274,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Del Monte Forest Foundation Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,347
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 630,702

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13280 records found.