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, 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)
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Creative Growth Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Defender of the Fatherless Inc. N/A KY United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sojourners N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 78
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 220,760
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
First 72 N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 7,407,594

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
Page SUM 958,550

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 35,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Making A Difference CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Page SUM 197,275

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Creative Growth Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Defender of the Fatherless Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 78
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Eisenhower Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Farmworker Justice Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 220,760
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
First 72 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 7,407,594

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14797 records found.