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)
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
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
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CCC Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
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
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
Page SUM 1,259,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CCC Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
Page SUM 1,259,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,794,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 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 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 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
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,103,354

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13280 records found.