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)
Define American N/A KY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The University of Naples Federico II N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 46,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
ESP Education and Leadership Institute Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Family Resources International, Inc. N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 680
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 16,254,114

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 493,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York Botanical Garden NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NPower Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Collective NFP IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Parikrma USA Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Regents of the University of California CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 409,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Muskingum University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
National Redistricting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 493,650

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13280 records found.