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)
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OneSky Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Page SUM 741,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Waterside Workshops Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Page SUM 741,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens 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 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
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 Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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 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 1,000
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
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 Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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 Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 174,825

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of South Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,094,375

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13280 records found.