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)
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Searles Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,003,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Searles Elementary School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,003,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
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 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,117,525

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Page SUM 244,200

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