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)
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Valley Churches United N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Communities Together N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,075,500

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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 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Page SUM 738,700

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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 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 239,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Valley Churches United United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Good Work Space Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,025,500

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13280 records found.