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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 0
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The OPS Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edcamp Foundation N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tsf Incorporated N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Page SUM 3,137,184

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 297,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 138,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bay School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 0
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The OPS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edcamp Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tsf Incorporated United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Page SUM 3,137,184

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13280 records found.