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)
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 5,254,760

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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)
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Passageways KS Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens 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 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens 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 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 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 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 716,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Multicultural Institute United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 5,254,760

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13280 records found.