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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Akira's Book Club Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,965,886

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Akira's Book Club Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,965,886

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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 1,000
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
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 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
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
World Vision WA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,400
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Wonderland Avenue Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 -3,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Page SUM 128,250

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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 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Page SUM 1,187,096

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13280 records found.