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)
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
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 408,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,754,600

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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. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 252,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 6,548
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 Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 859,048

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Villanova University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 408,000
African Diaspora Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,754,600

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13280 records found.