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)
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Economic Policy Institute N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Jose Sports Authority Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Four Block Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 449,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Page SUM 1,237,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,738,525

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Economic Policy Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 16,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Jose Sports Authority United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Four Block Foundation Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 449,050

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13280 records found.