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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Supporting the Taylor House N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Education for Employment N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Townsend Health Systems Inc. Broadwater Community Hospital N/A MT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 341,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 763,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 682,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 350
Self-eSTEM United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sightline Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Responsible Travel United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Citzens of the World Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Corpsgiving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Tarrant Area Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,679,056

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