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)
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
UnCommon Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,850
Franklin Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 364,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Amazon Watch Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 994,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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
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
Page SUM 203,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Page SUM 849,048

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