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)
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Three O'clock Project N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,509,667

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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
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
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
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 248,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services 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 & 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 Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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 Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 91,950

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Convergence Analysis United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Three O'clock Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,509,667

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13280 records found.