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)
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peoples Conservatory Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Page SUM 2,850,062

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,423,086

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 687,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
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 10,000
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 225,000
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 5,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 889,798

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