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)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 358
Dr Huey P Newton Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Sozo Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Educate Our State Leadership Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Asian Health Services Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
CalCEF Innovations Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,512
Page SUM 315,620

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 358
Dr Huey P Newton Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Sozo Impact Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Educate Our State Leadership Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Asian Health Services Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
CalCEF Innovations Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,512
Page SUM 315,620

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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
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 1,000
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 5,000
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 300
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 579,700

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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.