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)
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Outdoor Afro Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 647,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Friends of the Hebrew University Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 647,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa IA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Zearn Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,738,025

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 250
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Youth for Mountainous Development Tajikistan Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Force NOLA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Page SUM 248,950

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