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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Draper Community Foundation Inc N/A UT United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gardens for Health International N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School Food Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 389,315

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 122,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 1,634,880

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teens for Food Justice United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Draper Community Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gardens for Health International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Urban School Food Alliance Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 389,315

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13280 records found.