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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Shabbat Project Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,614,750

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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 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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)
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
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 219,600

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,150,000
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,614,750

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13280 records found.