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)
The University Foundation California State University Chico N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban League Of Nebraska N/A NE United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hartford Public Library N/A CT United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,490,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,237,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Page SUM 201,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University Foundation California State University Chico United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban League Of Nebraska United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hartford Public Library United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hiller Aviation Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,490,975

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13280 records found.