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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Community Education Partnerships Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 610,829

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Roots Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 577,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens 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 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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 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
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
Page SUM 168,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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 2,500
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 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 Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens 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 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
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 1,000
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 300
Page SUM 232,700

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13280 records found.