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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
CCC Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,289,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
CCC Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,289,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 108,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,226,775

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