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)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bridge School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Hadanou Collective N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Turtle Island Restoration Network Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United in Harmony N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Girl Scouts of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University School N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,191,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 763,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens 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 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Page SUM 774,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bridge School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Hadanou Collective United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United in Harmony United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Girl Scouts of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,191,250

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13280 records found.