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)
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Think Beyond Plastic Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Partners N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Park City Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Think Beyond Plastic Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Daily Kos Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Think Beyond Plastic Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 5,442,425

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13280 records found.