Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,280,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 128,860

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 5,000
Xavier University OH Education 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
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 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 317,350

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ed Asner Family Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The Foundation Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
A New Day Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Providence Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 374,177

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