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 descending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Promise Global N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
The Freedom Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. N/A Germany Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 639,762

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Promise Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
The Freedom Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 639,762

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Durham for All NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,500,000
United for Colombia VA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. NJ Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village of Wisdom Inc. NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
French Heritage Society, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 5,978,500

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Promise Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
The Freedom Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FIAN International e.V. Germany Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,762
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 639,762

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13280 records found.