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)
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 125,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Partners Asia Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Center for Carbon Removal Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 15,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 182,600
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Multiplier Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Page SUM 1,004,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 400
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 125,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Center for Carbon Removal Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 15,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 182,600
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 20,000
Multiplier Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Page SUM 1,004,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
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
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Page SUM 1,423,400

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Page SUM 523,600

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14797 records found.