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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2019 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 125,365

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elevate Tutoring Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,305,600

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
EARN Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Age Institute CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -40,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 624,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arnold Air Society - Silver Wings Angel Flight Educational United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 3,329,550

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