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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,163,220

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Net Impact Alameda Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,163,220

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 121,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 103,100

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13280 records found.