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)
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation N/A AK United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship N/A ID United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation N/ANapa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Equity Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oliveseed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pembroke Hill School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 403,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 5,000
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 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 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 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
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 208,900

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Love Without Boundaries Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mission Aviation Fellowship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Equity Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oliveseed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pembroke Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 403,750

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13280 records found.