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)
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
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
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 750
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Peace Action Education Fund Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Berkeley Music Group Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 13,500
The Recares Network Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 12,125
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sahaita Inc Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,269,575

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 4,000
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 750
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2020 20,000
Peace Action Education Fund Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Project H Design Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Berkeley Music Group Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2020 13,500
The Recares Network Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 12,125
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sahaita Inc Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,269,575

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Wpll Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Wyoming Star Gazing WY Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 584,700

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400
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
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young 1ove Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 497,600

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14797 records found.