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)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Army Emergency Relief N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 779,270

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 2,127,379

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
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 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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,238,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Senior Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Army Emergency Relief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 779,270

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13280 records found.