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)
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Educational First Steps N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
uAspire Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Page SUM 1,099,108

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Educational First Steps N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
uAspire Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Page SUM 1,099,108

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 9,300
We Got Us Now Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
iCivics MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Insight Garden Program CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 376,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Educational First Steps United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Page SUM 1,099,108

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13280 records found.