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)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Education Outside San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Towson University N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
First Church of Christ Scientist N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 822,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 30,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,070,488

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support 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 300
Page SUM 128,800

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Education Outside United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Towson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
TWBD, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 822,100

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13280 records found.