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)
Upward Roots Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 4,876,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,383,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Page SUM 101,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 909,098

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13280 records found.