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)
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 500
Topos Institute Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 500
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 3,200,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2021 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2021 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2021 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2021 201
Solutions Project Inc. Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2021 1,000,000
College Avenue Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2021 10,000
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2021 18,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 12,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2021 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2021 2,500
Outdoor Afro Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Associated Students of the University of Calif at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2021 75,000
Page SUM 5,359,401

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 500
Topos Institute Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 500
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2021 2,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2021 3,200,000
Charlie Cart Project Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2021 15,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2021 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2021 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2021 201
Solutions Project Inc. Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2021 1,000,000
College Avenue Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2021 10,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2021 18,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2021 12,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2021 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2021 2,500
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Page SUM 5,299,401

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13005 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Yaldaynu Center Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2021 15,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2021 2,000
Yale University CT Education Corporate Advised 2021 50,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 1,000,000
Yes in My Back Yard CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2021 10,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2021 700
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 24,000,000
Yes in My Back Yard CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2021 50,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2021 700
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 200,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2021 175,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2021 1,800
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2021 400,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2021 1,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2021 100,000
Page SUM 26,026,700

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12504 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 125,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2021 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2021 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2021 6,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 6,248
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Yale University United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 1,800,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 600,000
Wuqu Kawoq Sa United States Health Donor Advised 2021 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2021 2,999,956
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2021 75,000
Wuqu Kawoq Sa United States Health Donor Advised 2021 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2021 60,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Wyoming Star Gazing United States Sciences Donor Advised 2021 2,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2021 60,000
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2021 200
X PRIZE Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2021 300,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2021 5,000
Page SUM 6,087,104

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13005 records found.