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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Promise Global N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
The Freedom Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. N/A Germany Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 899,262

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Promise Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
The Freedom Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 899,262

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Swarthmore College PA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Colorado Grand Inc 3998 S Mariposa CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Texas Inmate Families Association TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio OH Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Together for Choice NV Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 378,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Promise Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
The Freedom Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. Germany Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 970,262

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13280 records found.