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)
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 457,656
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 31,028
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Reset N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,300
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,519,434

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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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
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
Page SUM 675,448

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Indian Child Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 457,656
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 31,028
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Reset United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,300
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,519,434

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13280 records found.