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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Airlink Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Page SUM 522,650

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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
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 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)
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 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
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 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
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
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 10,000
Page SUM 663,850

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,200
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Page SUM 522,650

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13280 records found.