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)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
LearnUp Centers San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loyola University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Page SUM 392,264

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
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
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,070,488

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education 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 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 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 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 Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 292,650

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
LearnUp Centers United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Loyola University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Page SUM 392,264

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13280 records found.