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)
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Loyola University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 195,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Pearl Elegance Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animals in Need Fund N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Year Up Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,518,200

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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
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 1,000
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
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 1,080,238

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 935,748

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Loyola University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Homeward Bound of Marin United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 195,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Pearl Elegance Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,518,200

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13280 records found.