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)
NAMI N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 56,083,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
Page SUM 128,860

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 215,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAMI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
826 Valencia United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 56,083,150

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13280 records found.