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, and corporate 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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cambrian Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,165,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cambrian Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,165,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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 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
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 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 Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 300,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 908,748

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13280 records found.