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)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,853
PACT Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Partners in School Innovation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BlackFem Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 409,478

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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. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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)
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 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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
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 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Page SUM 709,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,853
PACT Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Partners in School Innovation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BlackFem Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 409,478

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13280 records found.