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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,566,542

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,566,542

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
Carolina for Kibera, Inc. NC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Methodist University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Bully Crew NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,960,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,566,542

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13110 records found.