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)
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,059,479

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,059,479

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 643,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 160,700

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13280 records found.