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)
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aneurysm Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,103,545

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aneurysm Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,103,545

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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 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 Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 143,827

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Page SUM 1,277,050

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13280 records found.