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)
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Dream Project Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
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
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Page SUM 4,787,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Dream Project Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
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
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Page SUM 4,787,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,466
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
Friends of Camp Mather CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Go-Ye Fellowship CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 156,766

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Dream Project Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
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
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,625
Page SUM 4,787,500

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13280 records found.