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 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
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
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Hillsdale College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GLAAD Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Rome La Sapienza N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Hillsdale College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Local Initiatives Support Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Lutheran Church in America NV Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park Police Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Constitution Center PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,424
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 152,665
Quicksilver Swimming CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Asset Education CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2019 -9,097
Ustatshakirt Plus Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Hillsdale College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 132,603

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13280 records found.