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)
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Amazon Watch Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,511,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Greeninfo Network Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 231,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 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
Page SUM 135,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 240,400

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