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, and corporate 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)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose -Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Developm Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Chicano Newsmedia Association Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHICAGO RUN N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 1,238,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,237,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,198,575

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose -Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurial Developm United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bountiful Churchyards United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Chicano Newsmedia Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHICAGO RUN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 1,238,350

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13280 records found.