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, 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)
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Niroga Institute Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Park Day School Corporation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 921,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Philosophical Research Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Committee Advised 2019 70,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Indian Child Resource Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Niroga Institute Alameda Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 422,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
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
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services 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 University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 90,600

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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 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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
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 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 10,000
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
Page SUM 666,350

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13280 records found.