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)
West Edge Opera Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
After Innocence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Lung Association Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 524,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
After Innocence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Lung Association Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Union City Youth Soccer League Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 524,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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 AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 918,048

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 57,500

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13280 records found.