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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Clark College N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
St. Catherine of Siena School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Do Something, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 140,620

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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)
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 656,600

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Clark College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
St. Catherine of Siena School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Do Something, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 140,620

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13280 records found.