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)
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 57,500
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 4,400
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Self-eSTEM Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 14,663
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 3,563,738

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Local Initiatives Support Corporation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 718,884
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 2,515,134

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 10,000
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 5,000
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 1,000
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 12,500
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
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens 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 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 252,000

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12650 records found.
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 Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,073,025

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