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)
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,016
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 523,486
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductiv N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 86,300
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 852,252

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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 Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 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 Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 789,383

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
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 5,000
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
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 923,400

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Profit Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christ Centered Counseling United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ClinWiki United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Common Ground Relief United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Stoked Mentoring Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 617,900

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