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)
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
After Innocence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Lung Association Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 450
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 308,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
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 Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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 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 Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Page SUM 783,918

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
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 Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 5,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 884,548

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 450
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 308,875

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13280 records found.