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)
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Equity Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 463,804

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
National Equity Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 463,804

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 94,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 906,098

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13280 records found.