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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Journey Church on the Common N/A MA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kilohana Kai N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Long Beach Rescue Mission N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 375,079

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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
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
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
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 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
Page SUM 252,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 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 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 655,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Institute USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kilohana Kai United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Long Beach Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 375,079

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13280 records found.