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)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,026,175

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,026,175

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Page SUM 191,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 183,300

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13280 records found.