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)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 4,400
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Coding Tomorrow Initiative Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 429,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Helping Hands East Bay Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Amazon Watch Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Pollination Project Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
American Heart Association Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,000,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
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 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
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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 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 6,548
Page SUM 661,498

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 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 Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 240,400

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