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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A WI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Estrella Vista Elementary School N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 15,972,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,305,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Page SUM 437,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Paula Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Self Enhancement Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Estrella Vista Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sightline Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 15,972,500

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13280 records found.