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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,208,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Claremont Graduate University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Center for the Book CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Santa Clara County Office of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Inc. OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Fresh Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
All Raise CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Surge Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,577,034

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,208,325

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13280 records found.