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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Forest Peoples Programme N/A England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A NV United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 146,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edify N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Forest Peoples Programme N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 146,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc NM Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Friends Select School PA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,287
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Watsonville Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Angle Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 61,912

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Forest Peoples Programme England Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Witness Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 156,720

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13280 records found.