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)
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
American Friends of IDC N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 835,603

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 835,603

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Watershed Center Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute DC Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Page SUM 950,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of IDC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 835,603

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13280 records found.