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)
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historical Society of Watertown N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Philosophical Society N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Page SUM 1,660,340

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elevate Tutoring Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,261,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 503,375

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Network on Women in Prison United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort United States Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Oakland Museum of California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 500
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Open Space Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gear Alliance, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Page SUM 1,660,340

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13280 records found.