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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Median Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ephesian Community Food Share Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 3,211,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 50,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ephesian Community Food Share Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 3,211,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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
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 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
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
Page SUM 707,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services 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 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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 367,050

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