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)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Education for Employment N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Townsend Health Systems Inc. Broadwater Community Hospital N/A MT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fort Mill Care Center Inc N/A SC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -252
Girls Build N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Univision Communications Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Victory Center Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,239
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 649,487

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,070,488

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 213,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Education for Employment United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Townsend Health Systems Inc. Broadwater Community Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fort Mill Care Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -252
Girls Build United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Univision Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 448,000
Victory Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,239
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 649,487

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13280 records found.