Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, and corporate 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)
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 2,253,070

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Net Impact Alameda Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,099,020
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 2,253,070

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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 250
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 Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 143,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens 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 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Drama for All United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
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 Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,044,275

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13280 records found.