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)
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2021 100,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2021 3,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 50,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Amah Mutsun Land Trust Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2021 30,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 2,500
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 300
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2021 8,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 12,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 15,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2021 50,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 600
Wardrobe for Opportunity Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2021 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 300
Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2021 6,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 718,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2021 100,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2021 3,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 50,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Amah Mutsun Land Trust Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2021 30,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2021 2,500
The Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 300
Global Distribution Fund, Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2021 8,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 12,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2021 15,000
Designing Justice & Designing Spaces Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2021 50,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 600
Wardrobe for Opportunity Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2021 25,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 300
Order of Malta Clinic of Northern California Alameda Health Donor Advised 2021 6,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Page SUM 718,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 50,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 25,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2021 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 3,250
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2021 500
Youth Forward CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2021 200
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 600,000
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2021 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 200
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Donor Advised 2021 250
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 60,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 1,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2021 21,300
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2021 4,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 5,000
YWCA Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Page SUM 814,200

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12504 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 25,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 3,250
YWCA Boulder County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 10,000
Youth Forward United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2021 200
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 600,000
YWCA Boulder County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 250
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2021 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 200
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 21,300
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 60,000
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 1,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2021 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2021 4,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 5,000
YWCA Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2021 80,000
Page SUM 848,700

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13005 records found.