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)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catchafire, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 120,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Focus Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 330,403

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 252,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 204,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 83,603
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Vellakovil Union School Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canine Angels Service Teams United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catchafire, Inc. United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 120,000
Wagner Society of Northern California United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 3,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 330,403

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13280 records found.