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, and corporate 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)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historic Madison, Inc. N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,560,882

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 129,525

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Page SUM 699,448

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Historic Madison, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 727
Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Kinsleys Cookie Cart Corporation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,590
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,560,882

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13280 records found.