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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tau Beta Pi Association Inc N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Garden Club of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 261,246

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 832,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 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
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 698,721

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tau Beta Pi Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Garden Club of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,526
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
North Star Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 261,246

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13280 records found.