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)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,698,786

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,600
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 3,698,786

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 292,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
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
Page SUM 881,298

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13280 records found.