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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Solidaire Network Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 55,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Leverage Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Plethos Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 600
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Creative BAC Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 88,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 285
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Islamic Scholarship Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 43,086
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 8,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 968,171

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Solidaire Network Alameda Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2020 55,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Plethos Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 600
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Bay Area Creative BAC Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 1,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 88,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 285
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Islamic Scholarship Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 43,086
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 8,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 968,171

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 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
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Young 1ove Foundation TX Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 860,100

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 70,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
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 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 450,700

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14797 records found.