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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
United Charitable N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Force 11 N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,582,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
United Charitable N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Force 11 N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,582,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Call Center NV Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 24,300
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. WV Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation ND Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc NM Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 -175
Friends Select School PA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,287
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Watsonville Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Angle Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 225,412

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Fair Oaks Beautification Association Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
United Charitable United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Force 11 United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fundacao Getulio Vargas Brazil Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,582,250

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13280 records found.