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)
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,300
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
University of Miami N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Force N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,800
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Page SUM 643,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,082,038

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 212,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,300
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Force United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,800
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Caminar United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Page SUM 643,500

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13280 records found.