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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
League of California Community Foundations Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Page SUM 977,679

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 131,579
Lend A Hand Foundation Inc of Northern California Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Reel Stories Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 3,200
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Longevity Research Institute Alameda Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Page SUM 977,679

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 180,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
X Hope Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 700,900

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13280 records found.