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

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cook County IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Townsend K-12 Schools MT Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South MS Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,700
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wake Forest University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
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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 325
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The University of Dublin Fund United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fondation et Alumni de Polytechnique Montreal Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Garden Village Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vision to Learn United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Wellesley College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 322,435

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13280 records found.