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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Curriki Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc N/A IL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Edison Senior High School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Turnaround for Children, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United for Colombia N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Inc. N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 124,353
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African American Community Services Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Curriki United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Edison Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Torrey Pines Docent Society United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Turnaround for Children, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United for Colombia United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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