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)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption N/A OH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Page SUM 201,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Page SUM 201,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 252,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute for Shipboard Education CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Kodava Koota TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Network on Women in Prison CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
No Bully CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 822,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Page SUM 201,900

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13280 records found.