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, and corporate 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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Rights Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate 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
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Friends of Bulungula Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
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
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Hands On Orlando Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Page SUM 1,114,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 306,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Page SUM 591,250

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Rights Advocates, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate 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
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Friends of Bulungula Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Hands On Orlando Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
Page SUM 1,114,350

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13280 records found.