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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
The Human Utility Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
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
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,492,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 22,700
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,492,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
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 CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
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 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 655,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 243,650

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13280 records found.