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)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,125
Jesuit Refugee Service USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 700
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,761,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Church VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Common Pantry NY Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Dundee Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 394,855

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13280 records found.