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)
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
The Bronx Documentary Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
FairVote N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
First Church of Christ Scientist N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Girls Angle Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Center Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 10,665,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
The Bronx Documentary Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
FairVote N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
First Church of Christ Scientist N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Girls Angle Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Center Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 10,665,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Purpose Co MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
I Have A Dream Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lawrence School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,669,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
The Bronx Documentary Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
FairVote United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 346,000
Girls Angle Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 10,665,550

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13280 records found.