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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 7,684,136

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 198,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Opportunity Trust United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 7,684,136

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13280 records found.