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, and corporate 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)
Outdoor Afro Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services Alameda CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OneSky Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 1,133,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Daily Kos Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BAD RAP Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
CompassPoint Nonprofit Services Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Open Space Council Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 1,133,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 138,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,641,025

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13280 records found.