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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Paso Community Foundation N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Equality California Institute N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Three O'clock Project N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Camp Mather San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 2,428,467

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Paso Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Equality California Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Three O'clock Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FISH Food Bank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Camp Mather San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Montana Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 2,428,467

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
FairVote MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools CO Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wine Country Marines CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Historic Madison, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 694
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 4,410,078

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Paso Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Three O'clock Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Camp Mather United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 2,428,467

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13280 records found.