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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Amazon Watch Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 589,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Amazon Watch Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 589,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
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 Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,213,625

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
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 Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
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
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 Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 256,650

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