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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 4,747,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,112,500
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Go Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 4,747,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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 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 Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 903,248

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Page SUM 287,550

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13280 records found.