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)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hypersomnia Foundation N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 105,989
John Burroughs School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Legion Post 115 N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lesley University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 565,499

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,070,488

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 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 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 Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Page SUM 694,948

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hypersomnia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 105,989
John Burroughs School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Lesley University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 565,499

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13280 records found.