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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Impact Bay Area Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,026,250

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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 70,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Impact Bay Area Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,026,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
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 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 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 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 Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 876,198

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
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 Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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 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 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 Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 240,650

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13280 records found.