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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Climate Central Inc N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Supporting the Taylor House N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,289,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Page SUM 638,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
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
Worcester Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Page SUM 1,755,360

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Chabad at UCSB United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Education Partnerships United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Success Initiative Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 270,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Living Desert United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 4,554,100

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