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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 0
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The OPS Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edcamp Foundation N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,822,851

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,202,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,237,775

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bay School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 0
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The OPS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edcamp Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,822,851

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13280 records found.