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)
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision, Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 474,374
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 850
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jolt Initiative N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kids in Need Foundation N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Latinos for Education Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Lumind IDSC Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,550
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600
Miami Bridge Youth and Family Services Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,164,328

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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 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
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,127,379

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
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 62,000
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 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
Page SUM 1,739,025

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Multicultural Institute United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,560
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Resources United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,156,760

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13280 records found.