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)
Roots Community Health Center Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Page SUM 1,145,245

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 5,959,645

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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
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
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 295,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 908,748

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13280 records found.