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)
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JM Rapport School for Career Development N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Denison University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 225,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,100
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Food Rescue US Inc N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 659,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 80,713

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 207,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JM Rapport School for Career Development United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,800
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 225,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,100
Los Gatos Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Food Rescue US Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 659,150

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13280 records found.