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)
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
International Bird Rescue N/ASolano CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JA Worldwide Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 29,900
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Comida Senior Nutrition Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LEAP Innovations N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,625,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 823,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,821,850

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
International Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
JA Worldwide Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 29,900
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Comida Senior Nutrition United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LEAP Innovations United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Minority Corporate Counsel Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,625,600

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13280 records found.