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)
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc N/A VI Virgin Islands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A International Organization Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A International Organization Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A International Organization Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Shine With Purpose N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A VA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 7,590
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 400
Cabrillo College Foundation Santa Cruz CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Center for Employment Opportunities, Inc. N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc N/A PA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 1,306,190

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Spirit Artworks Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Y Combinator Research Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
We Ride Too Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wayfinder Family Services Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Wardrobe for Opportunity Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 2,922,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
T'ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zen Heart Sangha Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Passageways MO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zephyr Institute Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa DC Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Improved Incorporated NY General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 272,900

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc Virgin Islands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Shine With Purpose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 200
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2020 7,590
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 400
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Center for Employment Opportunities, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 1,306,190

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14797 records found.