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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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
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
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Page SUM 1,033,923

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Page SUM 1,033,923

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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 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens 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 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
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 Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 144,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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 12,500
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
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 745,000

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13280 records found.