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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Nashoba First N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,916,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 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
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
Page SUM 119,860

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
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 University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 224,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Nashoba First United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,840
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,916,940

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13280 records found.