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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 618,175
League of California Community Foundations Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Lung Association Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Hopkins Band and Orchestra Boosters Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
Convergence Analysis Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 50,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,019,325

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
League of California Community Foundations Alameda General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Page SUM 1,808,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
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 CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
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 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 1,000
Page SUM 859,948

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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 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 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 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
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
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 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 362,300

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