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)
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
After Innocence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Lung Association Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 524,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
UnCommon Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Franklin Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,155,729

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 919,048

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 351,100

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13280 records found.