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)
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Virtual Science Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hartford Public Library N/A CT United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hiller Aviation Institute San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
House of Ruth, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JOIN N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Latino Mayors and Elected City Officials Coalition of Fresno N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,617,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,237,979

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens 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 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,244,775

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GivePower Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Virtual Science Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hartford Public Library United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hiller Aviation Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
House of Ruth, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Rescue Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JOIN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
AI4ALL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Latino Mayors and Elected City Officials Coalition of Fresno United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,617,000

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13280 records found.