Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
In4All N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,314,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 129,525

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 336,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
In4All United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,314,500

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13280 records found.