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)
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Define American N/A KY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The May Institute Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 168,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,950,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Portland N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Urbandale Community Action Network Inc N/A IA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 6,503,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Page SUM 80,713

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 909,048

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Define American United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The May Institute Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 168,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,950,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Portland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Urbandale Community Action Network Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 6,503,500

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13280 records found.