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)
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ForestPlanet Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard Inc N/A PA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 19,573
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hello Housing San Francisco CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Homeplate Youth Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 192,162
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Page SUM 1,616,835

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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
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Page SUM 311,400

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Friends of Explorer Post 58 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,663
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Village UCC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Groton School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,200
William Jessup University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 1,400,963

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