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)
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sequoia High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chabad at UCSB N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 625
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Surge Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Elementary Institute of Science N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,271,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
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 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 105,860

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 225,000
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 5,000
Page SUM 878,048

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sequoia High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chabad at UCSB United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 625
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Elementary Institute of Science United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,271,275

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13280 records found.