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)
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Sustainable Surf N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TEDX, Inc. N/A CO United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,067,737

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Sustainable Surf N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TEDX, Inc. N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
DataKind N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,067,737

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JW House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,770
Learning Accelerator NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Nonprofit Vote Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Passageway Scholarship Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 684,470

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Sustainable Surf United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TEDX, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equality Now, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,067,737

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13280 records found.