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)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Consultoria Tecnica Comunitaria A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 57,100
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dash Sports Education Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Community Foundation N/A CO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 130,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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
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
Page SUM 2,068,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Consultoria Tecnica Comunitaria A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 57,100
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dash Sports Education Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Community Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 130,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Rights Advocates, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 2,068,125

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Maram Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Mission Dolores Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 204,675

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Consultoria Tecnica Comunitaria A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 57,100
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dash Sports Education United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 130,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
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
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
Page SUM 2,068,125

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13280 records found.