Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
GirlVentures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 1,574,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 300
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,218,020

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens 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 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 1,218,425

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 259,150

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