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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Aneurysm Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Orange County Association For Mental Health N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 32,825
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 2,962,165

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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 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 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 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 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,154,100

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
RealOptions CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,177,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizou United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 92,923
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 663,373

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13280 records found.