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)
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
All in Need Family Support Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
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
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Turn 2 U Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 232,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 252,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 303,350

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All in Need Family Support United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
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
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Turn 2 U Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 232,300

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13280 records found.