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, 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)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
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
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Amazon Watch Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,733,563

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Mills College Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Amazon Watch Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,733,563

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
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 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 86,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 631,850

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13280 records found.