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)
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fund For Public Schools Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Inc N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,425
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Global Press Institute N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
In4All N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Page SUM 732,135

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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 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 5,000
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
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 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
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 898,448

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UniversalGiving United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Fund For Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girl Scouts of Central Texas Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,425
Very Large Data Bases United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Global Press Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Warrior Foundation Freedom Station United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
In4All United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Page SUM 328,119

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13280 records found.