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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
St. Mary's Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 354,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastbay Astronomical Society Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 950
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 354,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
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 1,000
Young Mens 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 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,122,025

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Focus 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 Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
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 Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
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
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
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 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Page SUM 491,748

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13280 records found.