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)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Springfield City School District N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The May Institute Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amanecer Community Counseling Service a Non-Profit Corp. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,950,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,850,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 6,479,500

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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 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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)
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 290,600

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Safe & Sound United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,557
Supporting the Taylor House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Asian American Film Lab Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
Laguna Food Pantry United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 200,957

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