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, 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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Bay Area Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rethink Charity Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,088,625

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,334,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Page SUM 247,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Page SUM 173,127

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