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

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Govern For America Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 335
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -2,903
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Learning and Loving Education Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 261,000
Mozilla Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools DC Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 879,632

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Define American United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Mental Health Association of New York City Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The University of Naples Federico II Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2019 46,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
ESP Education and Leadership Institute Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 680
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gates Philanthropy Partners United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 6,484
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 16,254,114

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13280 records found.