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, 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)
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 182,600
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 850
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 345,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,028,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2020 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 182,600
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 850
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 345,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,028,150

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 30,000
Yavneh Day School CA Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 8,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy MN Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy MN Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 1,252,700

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 30,000
Yavneh Day School United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 8,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 547,150

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14797 records found.