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)
Self-eSTEM Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Responsible Travel N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Citzens of the World Charter Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks N/A CO United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Corpsgiving Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Tarrant Area Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,680,206

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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
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
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
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 248,650

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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
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 654,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Self-eSTEM United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Sightline Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Responsible Travel United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Citzens of the World Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Corpsgiving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Tarrant Area Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,680,206

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13280 records found.