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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 176,425

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Convergence Center for Policy Resolution DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Institute for Family Studies VA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Enneagram Prison Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ExpandED Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Village Academies Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,369,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Crisis Action, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thrive Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 176,425

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13280 records found.