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)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Fountain of Life Global Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Historic Cherry Hill N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 647,500

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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
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
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
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
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
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 633,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 125,827

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fountain of Life Global Christian Ministries United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Historic Cherry Hill United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
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
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 552,500

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13280 records found.