Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 57,500
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 4,400
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,124,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Give2Asia Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 57,500
Living Jazz Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Net Impact Alameda Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 4,400
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Heyday Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,124,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
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 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 682,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 10,000
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
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 97,900

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13280 records found.