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)
Beautiful Day Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Detroit Justice Center N/A MI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Access Fund N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,350
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the River Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,678,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 827,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
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
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Page SUM 657,050

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beautiful Day United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Detroit Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Access Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nest School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,350
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ukiah Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the River Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,678,550

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13280 records found.