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)
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Broad Institute Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation N/A AL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Donner Summit Avalanche Dogs N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 80,175
Church of God N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Screenland 5K N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Waterford Institute Inc. N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,753,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Roots Community Health Center Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 652,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Resources Institute DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 877,248

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Broad Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Donner Summit Avalanche Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 80,175
Church of God United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Screenland 5K United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Waterford Institute Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 2,753,875

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13280 records found.