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)
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Mono Lake Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 400
The Salvation Army N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
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 2,500
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Mono Lake Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 400
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Mono Lake Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 400
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.