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)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upsolve Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Watson N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A PA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Page SUM 519,120

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Page SUM 783,918

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 126,900

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Upsolve Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Watson United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Japan Society of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Page SUM 519,120

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13280 records found.