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)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Coding Tomorrow Initiative Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Roots Community Health Center Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
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 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 3,517,410

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 3,180,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 122,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 94,100

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