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)
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
National Equity Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,350,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 18,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Commonwealth Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 165,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 800,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
For the People Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 157,000
ALS Cure Project Inc Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 130,478
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 58,050
Asian Health Services Alameda CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
Page SUM 5,068,278

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250
National Equity Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,350,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 18,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Commonwealth Foundation Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 165,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 800,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
For the People Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 157,000
ALS Cure Project Inc Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 130,478
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 58,050
Asian Health Services Alameda Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
Page SUM 5,068,278

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Corporate Advised 2020 30,000
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
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
Page SUM 837,400

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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 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,500
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 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
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
Page SUM 438,450

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14797 records found.