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)
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Five Acres Animal Shelter N/A MO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Independent Womens Forum N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
International Computer Science Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,600
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
J David Gladstone Institutes San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,834
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Lalafofofo San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2020 7,700
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Page SUM 1,790,108

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sozo Impact Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Sozo Impact Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Sozo Impact, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Solidaire Network Alameda Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 55,000
Society St. Vincent De Paul Alameda Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sogorea Te Land Trust Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 3,200,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sikh Temple - San Francisco Bay Area Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2020 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 4,426,250

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Y Combinator Research Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Yamhill Community Action Partnership OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 40,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 36,036
Wormfarm Institute Incorperated WI Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,834
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 228
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 2,309,848

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Five Acres Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Independent Womens Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
International Computer Science Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,600
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
J David Gladstone Institutes United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,834
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Lalafofofo United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 7,700
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Page SUM 1,790,108

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14797 records found.