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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,389,782

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
American High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Multicultural Institute Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,389,782

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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 500
Young Womens 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 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens 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 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
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 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 1,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 325
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
Page SUM 133,075

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens 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 Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,132,075

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13280 records found.