Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 300
Domingo Trevino Middle School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Educational First Steps N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
uAspire Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Incorporated of New York City N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,110,608

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
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 105,860

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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 Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 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
Page SUM 90,300

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 300
Domingo Trevino Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Educational First Steps United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700,508
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Incorporated of New York City United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,110,608

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13280 records found.