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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 Francisco Information Clearinghouse San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sequoia High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Surge Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 608,450

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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
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
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
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
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 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
Page SUM 290,600

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sequoia High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 608,450

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13280 records found.