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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Atlas Relief and Development International - ARDI e.V. N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,600
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Atlas Relief and Development International - ARDI e.V. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,600
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Faith in The Valley N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 4,786,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Atlas Relief and Development International - ARDI e.V. Germany International Development Donor Advised 2019 97,600
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Faith in The Valley United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 4,786,550

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13280 records found.