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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 226,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 226,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 213,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 908,098

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13280 records found.