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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 325
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Dublin Fund N/A NY United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
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 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellesley College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 322,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,761,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Truckee River Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
Page SUM 8,579,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,761,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Truckee River Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
Page SUM 8,579,800

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13280 records found.