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, and corporate 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 Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Inner City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Page SUM 703,834

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 775,383

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 107,600

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
University of Minnesota United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 240
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Inner City Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Page SUM 703,834

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13280 records found.