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)
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
USENIX Association Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,282,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GiveWell Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
USENIX Association Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Maplight Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,282,850

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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 Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 682,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Page SUM 670,650

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13280 records found.