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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Advaita Society 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 1,000,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Center for the Collaborative Classroom Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,424,188

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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
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Center for the Collaborative Classroom Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,424,188

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 859,048

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 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 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 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
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 San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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 500
Page SUM 350,500

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13280 records found.