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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Radiological Society of North America Inc N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,151,480

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 54,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Radiological Society of North America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Narika United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,151,480

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13110 records found.