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)
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 40,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 56,230
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 120,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 7,500
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 7,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 464,730

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 23,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 50,000
Kingdom Life Christian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 300
Living Hope Christian Center Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 400
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Playground Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Berkeley Music Group Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Help a Mother Out Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 268,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Page SUM 1,306,850

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Yavneh Day School United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 8,000
Page SUM 1,325,850

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14797 records found.