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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Page SUM 360,493

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Impact Bay Area Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,242,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 121,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 126,350

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