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)
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Impact Bay Area Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 977,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Impact Bay Area Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 977,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 120,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 662,100

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13280 records found.