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)
Friends of the Urban Forests San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hollenbeck Police Activities League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Human Options, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa Central Community College Foundation N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,989,645

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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
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
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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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 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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 200
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 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 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 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 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 286,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
George Mason University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Grant A Wish Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hollenbeck Police Activities League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Human Options, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Institute for Philosophical Research United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Iowa Central Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,989,645

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13280 records found.