Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,643,104

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,643,104

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 174,125

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
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
Page SUM 321,325

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13280 records found.