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 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)
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aneurysm Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 207,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aneurysm Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ruby's Place Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 526,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 325
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 Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,198,575

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
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 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
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 158,400

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13280 records found.