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)
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,200,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Page SUM 4,155,375

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 1,125
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 3,200,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 200,000
California Community Land Trust Network Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Page SUM 4,155,375

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 21,300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 93,150

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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 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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 500
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
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 10,000
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 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Young Storytellers Foundation United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Women in Finance United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 141,700

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14797 records found.