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)
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,400
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 61,746
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Creative Growth Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Y Combinator Research Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Center for Media Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
International Computer Science Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Flourish Agenda Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Page SUM 4,537,420

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,400
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 61,746
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 3,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Creative Growth Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Y Combinator Research Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Center for Media Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 250
International Computer Science Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,408,774
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2020 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Flourish Agenda Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Page SUM 4,537,420

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
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 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 350,000
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
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
Page SUM 1,249,250

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 350,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Wpll Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Wyoming Star Gazing United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,253,250

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14797 records found.