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)
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
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
GiGi's Playhouse Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,428,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
First Congregational Church Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Page SUM 119,147

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alfanar Inc US MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 635,900

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
GiGi's Playhouse Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,428,300

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13280 records found.