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)
Clean Oceans Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc N/A MT United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Garfield Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 708,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clean Oceans Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Garfield Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Urban School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Better Markets Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,825,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ithaca College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Loyola University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 8,586,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clean Oceans Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Garfield Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Urban School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 708,850

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13280 records found.