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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 279,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 279,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 1,000
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
Page SUM 908,548

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 353,550

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13280 records found.