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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,417,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 288,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,764,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Opportunity Trust United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Film Makers Collaborative Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 6,417,200

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13280 records found.