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)
Impact Bay Area Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 549,763

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Impact Bay Area Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Keep Oakland Beautiful Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 549,763

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 924,554

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,397,598

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