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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 6,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Network on Women in Prison Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,854,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Net Impact Alameda Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 4,400
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Leverage Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,213,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
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
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 107,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 200
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
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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 1,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 139,300

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