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)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,052,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,052,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 698,721

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,128,500

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13280 records found.