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)
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,228
Page SUM 1,054,907

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,082,288

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 2,500
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 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 628,400

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
No Immigrants No Spice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Polaris Institute USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Library Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,228
Page SUM 1,054,907

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13280 records found.