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)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 83,996
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 702,546

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
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 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 221,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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 1,000
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 1,000,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 5,000
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 1,000
Page SUM 1,074,525

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Canton Church Restoration, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Centers for Spiritual Living United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Choose Love Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Legal Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 750,820

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