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, and corporate 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)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
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
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
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
OneSky Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Page SUM 1,008,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Amazon Watch Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Page SUM 1,008,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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 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 1,000
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
Page SUM 911,248

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 701,400

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13280 records found.