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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Community Foundation N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
Eastside Academy N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 654,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Community Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
Eastside Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Minnesota N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 654,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Unidos Bridging Community OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wausaukee High School WI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,422
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Haitian Education & Leadership Program NY Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 744,522

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
Eastside Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Minnesota United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 654,050

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13280 records found.