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)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Domestic Peace Marin CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 7,466,360

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 128,860

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 924,948

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Domestic Peace United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Compassion Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 7,466,360

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13280 records found.