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)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Gordon College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 194,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 119,860

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
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
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
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 Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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 AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 661,350

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Rochester United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Gordon College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilsonville Robotics Stewardship Group United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Kids Leadership Coalition, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 194,525

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13280 records found.