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)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Working Wardrobes for a New Start N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
High Plains Helping Hands Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 138,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 823,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Page SUM 134,250

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
High Plains Helping Hands Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 138,750

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13280 records found.