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)
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
CCC Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,161,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
CCC Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,161,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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 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 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,373,048

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 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
Page SUM 908,748

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13280 records found.