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)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Friends of Bulungula Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Page SUM 1,027,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Friends of Bulungula Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Page SUM 1,027,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Virtual Science Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girltrek Incorporated DC Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Howard University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Kuumbwa Jazz Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,584,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Friends of Bulungula Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Page SUM 1,027,850

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13280 records found.