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)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asset Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,000,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
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 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 269,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
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 Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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 Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,183,525

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Play Marin United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Advaita Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee Transitions United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asset Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Andrew's School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,000,500

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13280 records found.