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)
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A MD United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 526,634

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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 129,525

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
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 America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 315,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Catholic Community Services of Western Washington United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Central Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 526,634

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13280 records found.