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)
The Living Desert N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Grow Dat Youth Farm N/A LA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,281,270

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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 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,237,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Youth Focus 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 Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 173,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Living Desert United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -300,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Grow Dat Youth Farm United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,281,270

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13280 records found.