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, 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)
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 628,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 628,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Donor Advised 2019 8,000
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
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 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
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 Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 500
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 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,110,525

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 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 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 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 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Page SUM 254,400

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13280 records found.