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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Changes N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Skanner Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc N/A AK United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Association of Neurosurgeons Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
American Friends of Gatoto, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Page SUM 53,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,213,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Alexandria House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
African American Community Services Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Alfanar Inc US MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Communities Together NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 2,044,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 66,392
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Gift of Adoption Fund, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greater Milwaukee Committee for Community Development United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
JJ Lyon Guard Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,389,992

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