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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Ordinary People Society, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 162,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
The Ordinary People Society, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 33,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 24,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 654,000
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 32,300
Renew America Inc N/A AR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A AR United States Health Donor Advised 2020 337,385
Page SUM 1,299,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
The Recares Network Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 425,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 200,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
The National Center for Science Education Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 2,293,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Alliance for Global Justice AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
United Food Bank AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 50,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Alliance for Global Justice AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 210
United Food Bank AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Alliance for Global Justice AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 8,870
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Navajo Nation AZ Other Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 146,080

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 767,900

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14797 records found.