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)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Cignition, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Cole Valley Improvement Association San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated N/A MD United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
All Raise San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 786,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
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 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
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 128,260

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 313,650

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Cignition, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Cole Valley Improvement Association United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Youth Advance Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
All Raise United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Polaris Institute USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 786,800

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13280 records found.