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)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
California Crosspoint High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GirlVentures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Multicultural Institute Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 659,923

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,139,562

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 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
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 679,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 114,500

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