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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 3,906,336

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 3,906,336

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
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 200
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
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 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 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,244,775

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 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
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 184,900

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13280 records found.