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, 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)
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Berkwood School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
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
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,387,320

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Net Impact Alameda Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Berkwood School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
George Mark Childrens Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,387,320

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 908,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 177,550

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13280 records found.