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)
Eastside Academy N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
United Service Organizations Inc N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 556,948

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
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 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
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
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
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 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Page SUM 885,450

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
El Dorado Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 900
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
United Service Organizations Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
University of Minnesota United States Education Donor Advised 2019 89,448
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 556,948

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13280 records found.