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)
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Advaita Society Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 312,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Advaita Society Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 312,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth United for Community Action CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Zilker Theater Productions TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youthcare WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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 Scholars Fund Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Youth Drama for All CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth Focus Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA LA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Page SUM 210,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens 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 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens 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 Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 142,500

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13280 records found.