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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Team HLA Inc N/A NJ United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Democracy in the Americas N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Team HLA Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Democracy in the Americas N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Upsolve Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Team HLA Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AI4ALL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Democracy in the Americas United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,294,425

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13280 records found.