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)
Reptile Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
All American Youth Football & Drill Team Inc. N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Groton School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,200
St. Catherine of Siena School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 308,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
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
Page SUM 2,127,379

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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 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
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Page SUM 210,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reptile Conservation International, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
All American Youth Football & Drill Team Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Groton School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,200
St. Catherine of Siena School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 308,750

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13280 records found.