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)
Denver Foundation N/A CO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 1,785,093
Sisters of Sekhmet Inc. N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 84,800
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
F O O D Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 300
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
The HeartWay Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Freedom of the Press Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 350,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 2,284,568

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Viola Blythe Community Service Center of Newark Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Vietnamese American Nongovernmental Organization Network Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Valkyrie Robotics Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 100,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 45,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Upstart Bay Area Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 12,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 35,000
University of New Hampshire Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 14,999
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 2,160,574

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development 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
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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 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 Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 232,900

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Denver Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2020 1,785,093
Sisters of Sekhmet Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 84,800
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
F O O D Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Techbridge Girls United States Education Donor Advised 2020 300
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
The HeartWay Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Freedom of the Press Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 350,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 2,284,568

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14797 records found.